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Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

Each year, New York state schools must evaluate the performance of their principals and teachers using a process called the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR). For more information:

  • APPR Agreement (PDF) – a letter from the NYS Education Commissioner approving the district’s APPR plan. Under NY education law, this letter is posted as evidence the district is in compliance with APPR requirements.

Requesting your child’s principal(s) and teacher(s) scores

Subsection 10 of Education Law §3012-d, known as the Annual Professional Performance Review law, requires districts to provide “conspicuous notice to parents and legal guardians of the right to obtain” the final quality rating and composite effectiveness scores for their child’s current principal(s) and teacher(s).

To request those scores, please complete an APPR Request Form (PDF) and submit it in person at the district office. To ensure this legally restricted information is released only to eligible people, you will be asked for a driver’s license or comparable photo ID to verify your identity.