Nassau BOCES is offering multiple turnkey sessions for Nassau County administrators whose responsibility it is to evaluate teachers/principals.
On May 28, 2010, New York State enacted historic legislation that sets a new course for teacher and school leader effectiveness by requiring annual evaluations based in significant part on student achievement. This new law not only fundamentally changes the way teachers and principals are evaluated, but requires that such evaluations be a significant factor in decisions relating to promotion, retention, tenure, and differentiated professional support and professional development. The law also provides an expedited disciplinary process for the removal of ineffective teachers and principals (Chapter 103 of the Laws of 2010). The state will build on this new law to recognize outstanding teachers by establishing criteria for supplemental compensation and new career paths.