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Lauren Gemmill

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

(518) 377-4666 x50703

lgemmill@niskyschools.org 

APPR: Annual professional performance review

APPR stands for Annual Professional Performance Review and it is the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New York State. The intent of APPR is to assist educators to improve the quality of instruction in schools and, in turn, to improve students’ performance and readiness for colleges and careers. District APPR plans must meet strict state guidelines and be negotiated with local unions. Under state guidelines, APPR takes into account classroom observations and student performance. Teachers and principals across New York ultimately receive an overall effectiveness rating every year.

 

Parent requests for teacher or principal overall scores and effectiveness ratings

In accordance with New York State Law, all parents/guardians have the right to obtain the APPR quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current teacher(s) and principal(s) once the scores are officially available. Requests to release scores will be fulfilled after they are finalized and certified with the state.

Parents/guardians who wish to request teacher/principal APPR quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores should do so by filling out and submitting a request form (see below) to the district’s Human Resources Department. Once the completed form has been received and school personnel have verified the request is valid in accordance with state law, you will be contacted to set up a time to come to the Human Resources office to receive the information.

Submitting the request form

Download the form here (PDF). Completed forms should be sent to the district’s Human Resources Department, Attention Martha Moran, via e-mail, fax, or U.S. Mail:

  • E-mail: Send completed forms to mmoran@niskyschools.org
  • Fax: Send to 518-377-4074
  • Mail: Niskauyna CSD Human Resources (Att: Martha Moran), 1239 Van Antwerp Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309

If you have questions about this process, please call 518-377-4666, Ext. 50740.