The awful effects of the Regents proposed APPR regulations: What every teacher and parent should know

What every parent and teacher should know about the APPR plan issued by SED that the Regents will vote on June 15&16 2015. MUST read.

Round the Inkwell

On Monday, the New York State Board of Regents will meet to vote on the NYSED recommendations for changes to APPR.

If APPR was bad before (and it was) it is about to get considerably worse. Here is why:

Half of a teacher’s evaluation will be dependent on the performance of her students. For 3-8 teachers of Common Core English and/or mathematics, that rating (Ineffective, Developing, Effective of High Effective) will be either 100% dependent on Common Core tests, or 80% dependent on Common Core tests.

Some continue to claim that student performance is not half of the new evaluation. The latest attempt at such spin can be found in the newsletter of the New York State School Boards Association. The article’s assertion that student performance is not of equal weight to observation is misleading. The model has two components, which, if you interchange ratings on the matrix, produce…

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