Related Initiatives


NYCDOE Resources

ARIS Learn
ARIS Learn is where NYCDOE teachers and school leaders can explore the Danielson Framework and find aligned professional development resources, including video, interactive modules, tools, articles and podcasts.

NYCDOE educators can access ARIS Learn by logging into ARIS (using your DOE id and password) and clicking on the “Learn” tab at the top of the page.

Citywide Instructional Expectations
For the past two years, the Citywide Instructional Expectations have anchored the citywide dialogue among teachers, principals, parents, and partners on the shifts in practice we need to make to reach the higher standards of the Common Core Learning Standards, and enable more targeted support to schools. Using the Citywide Instructional Expectations, our school communities practice using evidence to guide instructional decisions, ensuring the impact reaches the classroom level.

Common Core Library – Resources for Teacher Teams
Learn about the NYCDOE’s Citywide Instructional Expectations, and find resources to support the instructional shifts required to meet the demands of the Common Core Learning Standards (including many to deepen understanding of the Danielson Framework).

Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project
Over the past four years, the NYCDOE has been one of six districts to participate in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the MET Project was to improve the quality of information about teacher effectiveness available to education professionals within states and districts—information that would help them build fair and reliable systems for teacher evaluation that can be used for a variety of purposes, including feedback, development, and continuous improvement.

The project made use of a broad array of measures (including video, student surveys, and student assessments) in a study involving more than 600 NYCDOE teachers in 82 schools and more than 3,000 teachers nationally.

The MET Project Extension, taking place during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, builds on the foundation of inquiry and data collection begun with the MET Project. MET Extension is focusing on one particular aspect of the original set of measures: the capture of digital videos of classroom instruction. MET Extension is using a new generation of video technology to create a library of videos that will be made available to practitioners and researchers for professional development and research use.

Visit the MET Project website for more information, including policy briefs and research reports based on project findings.

With over 1.1 million students, the NYCDOE is the largest school district in the nation. We are looking for high-quality, motivated, and dedicated teachers who raise achievement for every student. Learn about becoming a teacher in NYC.

NYCDOE Leadership Pathways
From our teacher leadership programs to opportunities for seasoned principals, the NYCDOE offers a range of professional experiences for leadership development and career advancement. Learn about our approach to leadership development and explore leadership development opportunities for educators at every stage of their careers.

External Resources

Educator Development Resources

UFT Teacher Center
The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Teacher Center offers professional development programs to promote NYC teacher excellence and academic achievement for all students.

Teacher Evaluation Policy Resources

EngageNY (New York State Department of Education)
Learn more about New York State education law 3012-c and find teaching and learning resources for districts, school leaders, and teachers on the New York State Education Department’s web-based resource center.

Teacher Evaluation Playbook (a project of Hope Street Group)
Offers strategies for effective educator reform to state policymakers, and ideas for how to get involved for school administrators, union leaders, and teachers.

Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform:

Educators 4 Excellence
Educators 4 Excellence (E4E), a teacher-led organization, works to ensure that the voices of classroom teachers are included in the creation of policies that shape our classrooms and careers.

Teach Plus
Teach Plus is an organization supporting early-career teachers to improve outcomes for children in urban communities and strengthen the teaching profession.

The Collaboratory
The Collaboratory is the Center for Teaching Quality’s virtual community focused on teacher-led transformation of schools and the profession. Their website offers reports on teacher effectiveness work from across the United States.

VIVA Project
The Viva Project seeks to engage with individual teachers to gain insight into how public classrooms and schools work best. Their website highlights findings from teacher “idea exchanges” on issues related to teacher effectiveness work.

About Teacher Evaluation and Development:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - College-Ready Education Programs
The Gates Foundation is engaged in partnerships with school districts across the country to support career- and college-readiness. New York City has participated in the Gates Foundation’s Measures of Effective Teaching research project since 2009. 

National Council on Teacher Quality
A non-partisan research and policy group, the National Council on Teacher Quality spreads information to “[increase] public awareness about the…institutions that have the greatest impact on teacher quality: states, teacher preparation programs, school districts, and teachers unions.”

The Education Commission of the States issue page on Evaluation and Effectiveness 
The Education Commission of the States, committed to “enlighten, equip, and engage,” provides this database on education issues, including teacher evaluation and development. A research library and compendium of state efforts provide further information.

The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
Located in California, the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning focuses on “working to improve education for all students by strengthening the teaching profession.”

Research on Teacher Effectiveness
Learn more about the research that supports the work being done in New York City to implement a new model of teacher evaluation and development.