Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)
Introduced in 2012, Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) is a state-governed process that determines the standards and process for evaluating teachers' and leaders' effectiveness. This new evaluation system is one component of the larger federal Race to the Top education reform initiative that aims to improve the quality of instruction in our schools and, in turn, improve student performance and college and career readiness.
APPR aims to provide standardized, objective evaluation results which can be use to better focus professional development for teachers and principals. Teachers and principals have always been evaluated, but under the new APPR district evaluation plans must adhere to more rigid rules set by New York State.
Canastota Central School District's current APPR Plan can be found by following the link in the menu to the left.