Fort Plain submits teacher evaluation plan to
the state ahead of deadline
At its meeting on June 23, the Fort
Plain Central School Board of Education approved and submitted a
negotiated teacher evaluation plan to the New York State Education
Department ahead of the July 1 deadline.
The state-mandated Annual Professional
Performance Plan (or “APPR”) outlines how teachers and
administrators will be evaluated based on a 100-point scale.
Districts without an approved plan in place by Jan. 17, 2013 risk
losing state aid for the 2012-2013 school year.
“Our staff did an excellent job in getting
this to the state before the deadline,” said Superintendent Douglas
C. Burton. “It’s a good plan and a reflects a lot of thought on the
part of the district and the Fort Plain Teacher’s Association. It’s
a very workable model and allows us to see an improvement in
A total of 80 percent of the evaluation
specifics must be bargained collectively in each district, according
to state guidelines. In Fort Plain’s plan, 40 percent of a teacher’s
score will come from classroom observations and 20 percent will come
from each of the following categories:
Student growth measures (which include
scores based on state assessment tests);
Locally-selection measures (including
scores on state assessment tests, Regents exams, and Regents
equivalent exams); and
A professional portfolio.
The evaluations of each teacher will then be
based on the following scale: Highly Effective (91-100 points);
Effective (75-90 points); Developing (65-74 points); Ineffective
To see a copy of the plan,