I received the below from NYSUT seeking member feedback on APPR. If you get the "Members in the Field" document back to me, I'll compile information and send the "Local President's Summary Field R
April 10, 2014
Draft Recommendations for Changes in APPR: Submit your feedback by May 16
Source: NYSUT APPR Workgroup & NYSUT Policy Council
NYSUT local presidents are asked to weigh in by May 16 on draft recommendations for changing APPR developed by the union’s APPR Workgroup.
Formed in response to an April 2013 RA resolution, the APPR Workgroup was charged with recommending changes in state requirements for teachers’ Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR). To further this work, NYSUT surveyed local presidents on problems with the current APPR process and held focus groups of teachers and parents to supplement survey findings. The workgroup, comprising local presidents from around the state, developed five recommendations calling for significant changes in the state’s approach to APPR. Those recommendations were reviewed by the NYSUT Policy Council and will go to the Board of Directors after input from locals.
Local presidents are asked to share the draft recommendations with members and convey their feedback to NYSUT Research and Educational Services by May 16. (Download the documents below for details and feedback forms; forms for presidents and members are editable PDFs.)
- Draft Recommendations and Q&A
- APPR: Local President's Summary Field Report
- APPR: Members in the Field: Feedback Report
Please get the word out: NYSUT wants to hear from members on crucial next steps regarding APPR.