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In this section you'll find information and guidance pertaining to the teacher evaluation system in place for the 2015–16 school year. We will post more materials for the 2016–17 year depending on the outcome of negotiations. Please continue to check back for updates.
Final ratings issues
Have a question, concern or issue with your final rating? Fill out our Final Ratings Issues form »
The process for appealing a final rating of Ineffective
Learn about the process for appealing a final rating of Ineffective. You must submit the specific, detailed reasons for your appeal as well as all of the documents you plan to use to support your arguments. A UFT representative will guide you through the steps.
Have an evaluation issue you need help resolving?
Use our complaint form (for teachers)
Teachers should use the online Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) complaint form 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.
Advance Educator Guide (2015–16)
This DOE guide explains the key features of the teacher evaluation and development system.
Advance Frequently Asked Questions (2015–16)
See answers to frequently asked questions about the Advance system.
Measures of Student Learning (MOSL)
Measures of Student Learning Selection Guide (2015–16)
This guide, designed by the DOE and UFT, is designed to support schools in making thoughtful MOSL selections that are aligned to their student needs, instructional priorities and strategic assessment plan to drive improvements in student learning for the 2015–16 school year.
Measures of Student Learning Teacher-Level Selections Guide (2015–16)
This guide, designed by the DOE and UFT, is designed to support teachers in making thoughtful MOSL selections that are aligned to their student needs, instructional priorities and strategic assessment plan to drive improvements in student learning for the 2015–16 school year.
Understanding Your State and Local Measure Selections
This guide helps teachers and school staff understand the rationale behind the state and local measure selections at the school.
Measures of Teacher Practice (MOTP)
Measures of Teacher Practice Observation Option Selection Form
Use this form to choose between observation option 1 (one formal observation and a minimum of three informal observations) and option 2 (six informal observations).
Annual Professional Performance Review Evaluator Form
Evaluators used this form during classroom observations for the 2015–16 school year.