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Parent/Guardian Requests for 2012 - 2013

APPR Scores and Ratings


In accordance with the New York State Law, parents or legal guardians may request the disclosure of the Annual Professional Performance Review (“APPR”) composite effectiveness score (“APPR Score”) and final quality rating (“APPR Rating”) of their child's current teacher and principal for the 2013-2014 school year.

A.   APPR SCORES FOR TEACHERS
To help you understand how teachers were scored, the following is an explanation of how the APPR Scores were composed for teachers:
  • 60% was based upon teacher observations, their lessons plans, and their professional responsibilities (which include school and community involvement; professional organizations; and professional development).
  • 20% was based upon a local assessment that was given to their students.
  • 20% was based upon a State-provided growth score. Teachers of grades 4-8 English Language Arts (“ELA”) and Math received their score directly from New York State. Other teachers received a growth score based upon other State exams, such as a Regents exam, New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (“NYSESLAT”) or Foreign Language “FLACS Checkpoint A/B” Exam.

B.   APPR SCORES FOR PRINCIPALS

To help you understand how teachers were scored, the following is an explanation of how the APPR Scores were composed for principals:
  • 60% was based upon their goals, visions, instructional programs, the learning environment and collaboration with faculty and community members.
  • 20% was based upon local assessments that was given to students in their school building;
  • 20% was based upon a State-provided growth score.

C.   APPR RATINGS FOR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
To help you understand how teachers and principals were rated, the following is an explanation of how the APPR Ratings were composed for teachers and principals:
APPR Score APPR Rating
91 - 100 “Highly Effective”
75 - 90 “Effective”
65 - 74 “Developing”
0 - 64 “Ineffective”
In accordance with the chart shown above, each teacher and principal received an APPR Rating that corresponds with their individual APPR Score.


HOW TO REQUEST THE DISCLOSURE OF APPR RESULTS

Upon receipt of a written request, the Malverne Union Free School District (“UFSD”) will provide parents and legal guardians with the APPR Score and APPR Rating for their child’s current 2013-2014 principal and teacher(s) in accordance with the following procedure:

A.   Teacher APPR Scores and Ratings
1) Parents/guardians must complete the APPR Request Form (click here). Paper copies of the APPR Request Form are available in your Principal’s Office.
2) Submit the APPR Request Form to the Principal’s Office in your child’s school.
3) You will be contacted by a District administrator via telephone within 20 school days to receive the requested information. At such time, the District administrator will discuss the APPR Score and APPR Rating with you.

B.   Principal APPR Scores and Ratings
1) Parents/guardians must complete the APPR Request Form (click here). Paper copies of the APPR Request Form are available in the District’s Central Administration Office located at 301 Wicks Lane in Malverne, NY.
2) Submit the APPR Request Form to the Central Administration Office to the attention of Assistant Superintendent Rose Ricca.
3) You will be contacted by a District administrator via telephone within 20 school days to receive the requested information. At such time, the District administrator will discuss the APPR Score and APPR Rating with you.

NOTE: APPR Scores and APPR Ratings are confidential and may not be disclosed and/or forwarded to anyone other than the parent/guardian of their child's current principal and teacher.

Sunday, June 25, 2017