The vast majority of teachers and principals across New York got high grades for their work last year, state data showed Tuesday, prompting top education officials to call for tougher evaluations.
The release marked the first time New York City teachers received ratings under a new state-imposed system that aims to be more rigorous and objective than in the past.
State data showed 9.2% of city teachers were deemed highly effective, 82.5% were effective, 7% developing and 1.2% ineffective.
Outside the city, teachers got even better reviews, partly because each district had some leeway in setting goals for performance. Beyond city borders, about 58% were deemed highly effective. Last year was those districts’ second under new evaluation systems.
Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said in a news release that there is a disconnect between student performance statewide and the reviews of teachers and principals. About 92% of New York City principals and 94% of principals outside the city were rated effective or highly effective.
She said she would push for legislation to make ratings a more powerful tool for professional development.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that “stronger, more competitive teacher evaluation standards will be a priority” for next year’s legislative session.
"Stronger, more competitive teacher evaluation standards will be a priority" means more "ineffective" ratings are coming next year.
As I posted last night, they will look to have the ratings mirror student test score results - that means a lot more "ineffectives" and "developings" for teachers.
I love the language the Cuomo hack uses to say more ineffectives are coming - "more competitive teacher standards."
Because there's nothing better in a school than competition between teachers for ratings.
Survivor For Teachers - Cuomo/Tisch Edition.
If you thought working as a teacher last year and this year were difficult, just wait until next year when Cuomo and Tisch get through "strengthening" APPR to make it more "competitive."