The Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness, Policy and Programs has just released important resources for districts and BOCES in response to the approved regulatory amendments to APPR that can be found under “Guidance on the Approved Regulatory Amendments to APPR to Help Reduce Local Testing” (see: http://www.engageny.org/resource/guidance-on-the-approved-regulatory-amendments-to-appr-to-help-reduce-local-testing) on the “Leading APPR” landing page on EngageNY (see: http://www.engageny.org/resource/leading-appr). Resources are both attached and listed below:
A memo from Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer that outlines the Board of Regents emergency adoption of the amendments to Subpart 30-2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. This memo includes a summary of the changes, an explanation of the impact the changes have on APPR, and a projected timeline of resource updates (see: http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/appr-impact-field-memo-2-24-14.pdf).
Information and materials associated with the Expedited Material Change Process to Eliminate Unnecessary Assessments for APPR Purposes can be found here: http://www.engageny.org/regents-regulatory-changes-subpart-30-2-expedited-materials-change-form.
The Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness, Policy and Programs looks forward to working together with you to ensure that all students achieve college and career readiness.
Julia Rafal-Baer, Ph.D.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness, Policy and Programs
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave., 1071 EBA
Albany, NY 12234