SED invites comments on Teaching Standards

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 4:50 pm by

Today, the State Education Department began inviting comments on proposed “Teaching Standards.”

A cover note from from Joseph Frey, SED’s deputy commissioner for higher education, explains that the standards will,

form the foundation of a cohesive system to prepare, select, develop, and retain teachers who are effective in improving learning for all students. These standards will be the basis for teacher preparation programs, assessments for certification, annual professional performance reviews, and professional/career development plans for New York teachers.

The Department will be seeking comments through August 16.  Readers may view the cover note and draft standards and complete a response form here.

We encourage our readers to offer reactions, either via the Department’s response form or by sending them to us.

This initiative commenced before legislation was enacted to alter teacher and principal evaluation and support the state’s application for federal Race to the Top funding.  Nonetheless, these standards are referenced in the new law and would be applied under it.

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