In May 2010, New York State passed Education Law 3012-c. This law requires significant changes to how educators throughout New York State are evaluated and supported. In April 2015, New York State passed additional revisions with Education Law 3012-d. Both laws are intended to foster teacher development and create more rigorous, fair, and accurate assessments of teacher effectiveness than the previous Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory evaluation system, through the use of multiple measures.
This law laid the foundation for a more meaningful evaluatoin system that:
- Incorporates multiple measures of a teacher’s effectiveness;
- Uses a 4-point “HEDI” (Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, Ineffective) rating scale;
- Provides teachers with more specific feedback; and
- Supports school leaders to connect evaluation to professional development.
For more information about New York State Education Law 3012-d, visit the New York State Education Department's website EngageNY. To view NYCDOE’s approved Annual Professional Performance Review Plan for evaluating teachers and principals in accordance with Education Law 3012-d click here.