Date: 30 October 2013
Location: Mini-theater ‘B’ immediately after school
On October 30, there will be an informal RTA discussion regarding the parameters of staff APPR/SLO responsibilities. To date, the District has not provided an ‘official’ RCSD APPR manual. The meeting is designed to provide some clarity and (hopefully) assuage any concerns staff members may have regarding the process.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or an RTA building representative.
Originally published: November 23, 2012 6:05 PM Updated: November 25, 2012 9:45 PM
Newsday’s cover story on the cost to school districts to support the new teacher evaluation law raises very real and compelling concerns [ “The cost of teacher evals,” News, Nov. 23 – subscription required]. It also validates the importance of having effective teachers in every classroom.
Missing from the story is the high cost to students, parents and teachers. Students are losing valuable instructional time to hurriedly drafted and lengthy pretests, parents feel disconnected from their children’s schools, and teachers will be evaluated on student growth scores that the state will claim are valid — after attempting to measure students with different tests on curricula that districts haven’t implemented and teachers haven’t been prepared to teach. They may be valid, but valid for what? Certainly not to measure students or teachers!
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Many thanks to Patty Macchia & Patty Marina for negotiating our APPR agreement. They definitely did their best to make lemonade from lemons…
Today, June 21, the RTA voted to approve our APPR criteria for the next school year.
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