NY Releases Preliminary Statewide Education Evaluation Ratings

NY Releases Preliminary Statewide Education Evaluation Ratings

New York released preliminary statewide education evaluation ratings Tuesday.
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York released preliminary statewide education evaluation ratings Tuesday.

A press release says the evaluation ratings are for teachers and principals. New York City educators were not included in the ratings.

"These are preliminary numbers; we still have a significant amount of analysis to do," New York Education Commissioner John B. King said. "But we wanted to provide a sense of the landscape. The results are striking. The more accurate student proficiency rates on the new Common Core assessments did not negatively affect teacher ratings. It's clear that teachers are rising to the challenge of teaching the Common Core. It's also clear that 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."

The evaluations found 49.7% of teachers rated highly effective, 41.8% effective, 4.4% developing, and 1% ineffective. The ratings indicated 26% of principals were ranked highly effective, 60.9% effective, 7.5% developing, and 2.1% ineffective. The data comes from 91.5% of teachers being evaluated and 86.9% of principals.

These evaluations are required under the revised teacher and principal evaluation law (Education Law §3012-c) signed into law in 2012.

A press release says that under the evaluation law, 60% of educators' ratings are based on observations and other measures agreed by local school districts through collective bargaining. 20% of the rating is based on student performance and the last 20% on local objective measures.

The state says they will provide a more detailed analysis of the evaluation data later this year.
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