After conducting a review of a representative sample of approved APPR plans, the Department has found that only a small percentage of districts and BOCES may require a material change to their currently approved APPR plan for the 2013-14 school year to allow educators of seventh and/or eighth grade students to be evaluated for APPR purposes using the applicable Regents Examination in Algebra I (Common Core) and/or the Regents Examination in Geometry (2005 Standards) for students who take Algebra or Geometry rather than the NYS Common Core Mathematics Assessment.
The two documents hyperlinked below are intended for use by those individuals in your district or BOCES who are responsible for determining whether a material change to your APPR plan is necessary and preparing such a submission.
- Document One is a memo that outlines the different portions of an APPR plan that may be impacted by the ESEA waiver.
- Document Two is the Department’s ESEA Waiver Material Change Form. The material change form is only for those districts or BOCES that want to make a material change to the portions of their APPR plan that are impacted by the ESEA waiver.
With the approaching March 1, 2014 deadline to submit a material change, the Department will conduct an expedited review for those impacted by the ESEA wavier through the use of the attached ESEA Waiver Material Change Form. Please note that the Department will only review the listed material changes included on the ESEA Waiver Material Change Form. No other portion of the APPR plan will be reviewed by the Department for compliance with Education Law §3012-c. If your district/BOCES has concerns regarding the implementation of measures in its currently approved APPR plan in light of the ESEA waiver, the Department recommends that you consult with your local counsel before determining whether a material change is needed to your currently approved APPR plan.
If you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line “ESEA Waiver APPR” when submitting such questions.