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A new evaluation and development system for K-12 classroom teachers has taken effect for the 2013-2014 school year.
The plan is the result of a binding arbitration process led by Commissioner King that followed the failure of the New York City Department of Education to negotiate an evaluation agreement with the UFT. Teacher evaluation systems across the state have been under revision since 2010, when the state legislature adopted a new law concerning teacher evaluation in order to qualify for Race to the Top funding.
The UFT has many resources available to help members get off to a good start with the new system. Borough meetings are being held on the new evaluation system. The New York Teacher will run regular features explaining the new system. And, this section of the website on evaluation will be continually updated. Keep checking back!
Read the UFT's quick-start guide [PDF]
The guide includes lists of which job titles are covered by the new system; records you may want to start keeping; charts on the scoring components and the observation options in the new system; and a timeline for the school year.
See the DOE's end-of-year assessment calendar [PDF]
The DOE has issued this end-of-year calendar regarding NYC performance assessments and third-party assessments. All assessment results should be submitted by June 6.
Have an evaluation issue you need help resolving?
Use our complaint form (for teachers)
The UFT has created a new online Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) complaint form for teachers to ask their principals for assistance in resolving an evaluation issue. You must file this form within five school days of knowledge of the act or occurrence that led to this request. You must be logged in to the UFT website to access this form.