Identifying Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require annual evaluations of all teachers.
Commendably, all teachers in New York must be evaluated annually.
New York's policy does not offer guidance as to when evaluations should occur for new teachers.
New York DOE Commissioner's Regulations Part 100.2(o)
Ensure that new teachers are observed and receive feedback early in the school year.
It is critical that schools and districts closely monitor the performance of new teachers. New York should ensure that its new teachers get the support they need and that supervisors know early on which new teachers may be struggling or at risk for unacceptable levels of performance.
New York recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.