FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Tom Dunn, Jonathan Burman or Jane Briggs
BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVES NEW YORK STATE
STANDARDS, ELEMENTS, AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The New York State Board of Regents adopted the New York State Teaching Standards, Elements, and Performance Indicators at their January 2011 meeting.
The Standards are designed to be used throughout a teacher’s career - preparation, induction, mentoring, evaluation, professional development and movement through a career ladder. They provide a common foundation for initiatives currently underway to improve teaching and learning in NYS:
- The preparation of teachers by identifying the knowledge and skills that new teachers are expected to have before they enter the classroom.
- The development of new performance-based assessments for teachers in order to receive initial certification.
- Forming the basis for rubrics that will be identified or developed and used in the Annual Professional Performance Review process.
- Establishing benchmarks for teacher career ladders and professional development.
The Standards were developed by a Work Group of forty-three individuals representing twenty-two stakeholder groups, and reflect review and input from the field. The New York State Teaching Standards, Elements and Performance Indicators are available on-line:
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New York State Board of Regents
The State Education Department / The University of the State of New York / Albany, NY 12234
Office of Communications / (518) 474-1201