Parents and students know that great teachers are the key to a great education. Decades of research also confirm that when teachers succeed, students succeed too. The New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE’s) highest priority is ensuring that every student is prepared to graduate from high school a critical thinker, ready for college, a career, and a meaningful future. Advance
is New York City's teacher development and evaluation system that considers both what
teachers do and how
students perform. This system represents our shared commitment to ensuring that all students in New York City learn to think for themselves and graduate college and career ready.