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Hocul signs bill reforming teacher evaluation system in New York

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new law, S9054/A9849, reforming the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) system. The change ends the previous test-focused evaluation model and returns control to local districts.

NYSUT President Melinda Person celebrated the victory, stating, “Today, 700,000 NYSUT members are celebrating a victory that will transform classrooms across New York. This law restores the joy of teaching and evaluates educators like the professionals they are. We thank the governor for embracing creativity, growth, and career development in schools.”

The new system allows districts and BOCES to negotiate performance review plans locally, without requiring student performance measures. These plans must be approved by the State Education Department. Districts and BOCES have eight years to transition to this new system, which aims to better serve educators, students, parents, and school communities.