This is an update to the October 2020 APPR Update regarding new open timeframe for variance applications applicable to 2020-21.
This sample APPR agreement is one example of a complete agreement based on SAANYS’ interpretation of law, current regulations, and various NYSED documents. Bargaining units need to make multiple decisions about ALL negotiable aspects of APPR. This sample makes those decisions, for illustration, but may not represent the “best” decisions for a unit. It can be a model for structuring a negotiated agreement locally.
Many bargaining units have had success using a district-wide metric to determine the Student Performance Category score and rating for principals. This approach allows inclusion of multiple assessments, decreasing the impact of any one assessment. This sample uses historic data for all state tests in determining appropriate targets.
As of the new law and regulations of 2019, it is possible to negotiate a different approach to determining the Student Performance Category score and rating for principals. The Board of Regents approved an “Input Model” option for principals which measures the actions and work of a principal to enhance student performance and achievement, rather than student performance on tests. This sample is one approach, using evidence of the completion of related tasks to determine a score and rating.
This 2016 sample APPR agreement is one example of a complete agreement based on SAANYS’ interpretation of law, current regulations, and various NYSED documents. Bargaining units need to make multiple decisions about ALL negotiable aspects of APPR. This sample makes those decisions, for illustration, but may not represent the “best” decisions for a unit. It can be a model for structuring a negotiated agreement locally.
The State Education Department has updated the following document: Frequently Asked Questions. New content is highlighted, and pertains to the 4-year APPR transition period addressed in regulatory revisions §30-2.14 and §30-3.17.
This new document contains important information for consideration when entering contract negotiations. Members are encouraged to review, proceed with caution, and call SAANYS with any questions or concerns.
• Section 1: Principal APPR negotiations information
• Section 2: APPR presentation outline from July 2015
• Section 3: Important NYSED communications section
– The “Blue Memo” overview of §3012-d
– Critical dates related to APPR
The information below was received from the State Education Department in regard to the transition from the current §3012-c APPR system to the new §3012-d APPR system.
Relating to Annual Professional Performance Reviews of Classroom Teachers and Building Principals to Implement Subparts D and E of Part EE of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015
May 2015 Letter from Executive Director to Board of Regents Regarding APPR Revisions
.. an overwhelming percentage of our membership does not have confidence that the state-developed growth score is a valid indicator of effective pedagogy. We will follow applicable law and regulation, but intend to continue to actively advocate for an evaluation system in which we have confidence. Read full report here.
We agree with the appropriateness and the need to extend the required phase-in of the new APPR system. In fact, we would submit that such an extension is as necessary for SED as it is for school districts and BOCES. We also agree with decoupling increased school aid from a due date for the implementation of the new §3012-d APPR requirements…
APPR Implications from the 2015-16 State Budget
Rather than implement the full suite of education reforms proposed in the executive budget, the job of revising or developing a new APPR system was assigned to the State Education Department. SED will be required to codify the new APPR regulations by June 30, within the many prescribed constructs described within this Budget Overview
The primary item for which SAANYS continues to lobby is an APPR moratorium and/or the establishment of appropriate safeguards to ensure that principals and teachers are not adversely impacted by student performance on common core-aligned assessments …
This memorandum pertains to APPR revisions accruing from the Board of Regents February 2014 meeting …
Principals who receive composite scores in the Ineffective or Developing ranges are required to have an improvement plan in place no later than 10 school days after the opening of classes for the school year (that date will vary by district) …