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APPR

The State Education Department of New York is implementing a new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) System, the components of which must be developed and/or negotiated, as required by law, between the school district and the teachers’ association. The information in the APPR document must be developed in accordance with Education Law 3012-c and Sections 30-2 and 100.2(o) of the Rules and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to enhance professional effectiveness and positively impact our total school environment.

The intent of the APPR is to provide a process that facilitates improvement of instructional practices, encourages work toward personal, professional and district goals, recognizes and promotes professional growth, and focuses efforts on student-centered excellence in teaching and learning.

The superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and accountability, administrators' association and the teachers’ association met to develop and/or negotiate, as required by law, the new APPR system.
 
The approved plan can be viewed HERE.
 
Request for APPR Information

Parent or Legal Guardian Request for Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Information
New York State law allows parents and legal guardians of a student to request the effectiveness scores and final ratings of teachers and principals to which the student is assigned for the current school year. Requests for this information have to be made in writing using the appropriate teacher or principal request form [Teacher Score Request Form] [Principal Score Request Form] and delivered to:
 
David Thon
Director of Personnel
Third Floor
164 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13902
 
This information may only be released to parents or legal guardians and the district will verify that any request received has been submitted by a parent or legal guardian. Additionally, the information is intended only for the use of the requesting parent or legal guardian.
Testing Transparency Report
New York State has recently released a report on each district's testing completed as part of their APPR plan. Please click here to view BCSD's report.
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