Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2007 stipulates that New York State teachers cannot
be awarded tenure unless they successfully use student performance data (including, but not limited to, performance on state assessments) to guide their instruction. A 2008 amendment to Chapter 57 prohibits districts from using test scores to evaluate teachers, while maintaining the requirement that teachers use test scores to improve instruction.
School districts must therefore provide teachers with "timely and relevant student data." Districts, schools of education, and other professional development services must help teachers learn how to integrate assessment results into their planning and classroom practices.
This is big. What are districts doing to help teachers meet this tenure requirement and professional obligation? How are teachers meeting this personal challenge?
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