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  • Majority of teachers, principals rank high on professional review

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  • The Annual Professional Performance Reviews came about through 2012 legislation creating a more comprehensive and rigorous teacher and principal evaluation system.
    If teachers or principals earn “developing” or “ineffective” ratings, they will be given a plan to improve their status. If the staff member receives the rating in the consecutive year, the district can chose to expedite disciplinary action, such as termination.
    The ratings are not yet broken down by district and do not include New York City educators as this is the first year of its plan.
    District-by-district results are expected to be released later in the year.
    King said in the release the numbers are preliminary and still require a significant amount of analysis as districts had to have the ratings to the state by Oct. 18.
    “It’s time to put aside talk about a moratorium on the use of state assessments in educator evaluations and focus on ensuring all students receive the rigorous and engaging instruction that will help them to prepare for college and careers,” King said.
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