In May 2010, New York State passed Education Law 3012-c, mandating 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.
Key Features of 3012-d:
- All classroom teachers are evaluated annually on a 4-point rating scale (Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, Ineffective).
- Approximately half of a teacher’s evaluation is based on measures of teacher practice (MOTP) based on classroom observations using a research-based rubric of teacher practice.
- Approximately half of a teacher’s evaluation is based on measures of student learning (MOSL) based on assessments the school chooses to administer from an approved list.
- The two components of measures of teacher practice and measures of student learning are combined to produce an Advance Overall Rating using a State-mandated matrix.
- Teachers receive timely and constructive feedback, including individualized improvement plans for teachers who receive a Developing or Ineffective rating.
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.