More than 200 school districts and their teacher unions across New York state have reached agreement on teacher-principal evaluation systems and have submitted them to the State Education Department for approval. Here is the latest list of submitted agreements:
- usny.nysed.gov/docs/districts-submitting-negotiated-appr-evaluation-plans.pdf Update: July 20, 2012
Meanwhile, here is an SED link to approved evaluation plans, as well as the 10 that the state is offering as model plans:
By law, districts must have approved evaluation plans by Jan. 17 or risk losing their state education aid. SED officials, as well as NYSUT leaders, have expressed optimism that the districts were well on their way to meeting their legal obligation and that the plans already submitted and approved will provide positive momentum.
NYSUT has contended from the start that any agreed-to evaluation plan must be fair to teachers and good for students, and that the goal of the newly enacted evaluation system is to ensure there is an effective teacher in front of every classroom.