Teacher Qualifications and Evaluations

APPR Plans

New York State Education Law requires school districts to post their APPR plans to their district website. Find the APPR plan here.

Obtaining Teacher/Principal APPR Scores

New York State Education Law requires each classroom teacher and school principal to receive an annual professional performance review (APPR) that results in a composite effectiveness score and rating. All parents/guardians have the right to obtain the APPR quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child’s current teacher(s) and principal(s) once they are available. To initiate this request, please contact the superintendent’s office.

Teacher Qualifications (ESSA)

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), parents/guardians have the right to know the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers, including:

  • Whether a teacher has state certification for the grade levels and subjects he or she is teaching;
  • Whether a teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher;
  • Whether their child receives services from paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications; and
  • Whether their child has been taught for four or more weeks in a row by a teacher “who does not meet applicable state certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.”

Parents/guardians may request their child’s classroom teacher’s professional qualifications by contacting Director of Curriculum Karen Conroy at kconroy@voorheesville.org or 518-765-2382, ext. 703.