Teacher Evaluation

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In this section you'll find information and guidance pertaining to the teacher evaluation system in place for the 2014–15 school year. Please continue to check back for updates as the teacher evaluation system evolves.

See the FAQ on changes made to the evaluation system in the 2014 contract »

 

Advance Educator Guides

Advance at a Glance: May–June 2015
This newsletter for teachers highlights key dates and deadlines in this year’s teacher evaluation system. Some important benchmarks for May and June include class roster verification, access to Measures of Teacher Practice (MOTP) Evaluator forms and reflection on student growth over the course of the year. Later in the school year, teachers will have completed their observations and feedback cycles, attended an end-of-year conference and received their Measures of Teacher Practice HEDI rating.

Advance at a Glance: March–April 2015
Some important benchmarks in March and April include class roster verification, access to Measures of Teacher Practice (MOTP) Evaluator forms and reflection on student growth over the course of the year.

Advance Educator Guide
This DOE guide explains the key features of the new teacher evaluation and development system, including changes in the 2014–15 school year and where teachers can find support.

 

Measures of Student Learning (MOSL)

Measures of Student Learning Selection Guide (Phase 1)
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 2014–15 school year.

Measures of Student Learning Selection Guide (Phase 2)
See next steps for School Local Measures Committees.

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)

Letter to teachers about the student survey pilot
Teachers of students in grades 3–12 will adminster the Advance Student Survey Pilot, which will provide teachers with student feedback about their classroom experiences. Results from the pilot will not be included in teachers' 2014–15 overall ratings.

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 will use this form during classroom observations for the 2014–15 school year.

 

Ratings Guidance

Teacher Improvement Plan guidance
Any teacher rated Developing or Ineffective is entitled to a Teacher Improvement Plan (TIP) designed to pinpoint weaknesses and support the teacher in addressing them. Teachers should be aware of certain rights and procedures that were created to make sure their TIP is a document that will genuinely support their professional growth.

The process for appealing a final rating of Ineffective
For those who receive a rating of Ineffective for the first time, there is a new process in place to appeal the rating. 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.

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