Teacher and Principal Evaluation System

Pursuant to Education Law 3012-d, each school district and BOCES must fully implement its currently approved APPR plans in each school year. 

Research shows that one of the most important factors in student achievement is the quality of the teachers in the classroom. It is the shared responsibility of building and district leaders to encourage continuous improvement of school staff. Teachers need opportunities for continued professional learning and practice in areas that require growth. Hence, we engage in the process of Annual Professional Performance Reviews which allow for teachers and administrators to work collectively toward improving teaching and learning through observation and effective feedback. 

The East Rochester Union Free School District is committed to providing feedback and support to educators through the evaluation process. All teachers and principals will continue to be evaluated pursuant to the district’s approved APPR plan. The District will review the current APPR plan and determine if adjustments are necessary to meet the new complexities of the current learning environment. This will include reviewing: current systems for developing and implementing student performance measures and assessments that were chosen as evidence of student growth. Finally, a collaborative decision will be made with regard to the need to adapt current observation procedures depending on whether instruction happens in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid model.