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 studentsâ€™ 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.
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 districtâ€™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.
Download the form here (PDF). Completed forms should be sent to the districtâ€™s Human Resources Department, Attention Martha Moran, via e-mail, fax, or U.S. Mail:
If you have questions about this process, please call 518-377-4666, Ext. 50740.