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Jonathan Halabi

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NYS Preliminary Draft of Teaching Standards
Posted: Jul 22, 2010 9:44 AM
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With relatively short notice, SED is asking for comment on new teaching
standards. They are in a rush to have them in place for the new year. The
new standards will be tied to changed teacher evaluation systems.

Jonathan Halabi

*Date:* *July 16, 2010* *To:*

*From:* *Joseph Frey * *Subject:* *Invitation to Comment on the New York
State Preliminary Draft of Teaching Standards*

*At its November 2009 and December 2009 meetings the Board of Regents
endorsed several new initiatives for improving teaching and learning in New
York State, including the following elements:*

- *the implementation of a performance based assessment for initial
certification as a teacher;

- *revision of the annual professional performance review (APPR) for
teachers based on newly developed teaching standards; and

- *creation of a teacher career ladder structure that districts could use
to compensate teachers based on state-developed standards of teacher

*All are dependent on the development of a common set of teaching standards.
Such 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. *

* In May 2010, at the direction of the Board of Regents, the State Education
Department formed a Teaching Standards Workgroup whose charge was to develop
a preliminary draft of Teaching Standards for New York State. The Teaching
Standards Workgroup is composed of stakeholder representatives from over
22 interested parties with a common commitment of improving student learning
through the development and support of all NYS teachers. We have
posted the Preliminary
Draft of New York State Teaching Standards and a Web Response
which you may submit your suggestions on the Office of Teaching
Initiatives Web site. If you are unable to access the draft online, please
contact Jenese Gaston at*

* This document should be considered a preliminary draft. Only after sharing
the draft widely and receiving comments from all interested parties will the
final draft of standards be prepared and forwarded to the Board of Regents
for its review and consideration.*

* I invite you to review and discuss with your colleagues the contents of
this draft. *

* We urge you to submit your comments using the Web Response Form. The
deadline to summit comments will be August 16, 2010. Written comments may be
E-mailed to Patricia Oleaga at, or via regular mail
to: *

* Patricia Oleaga
NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives
Room 5N, Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234*

*IMPORTANT: It is important to know that this is the initial release of the
preliminary draft of NYS Teaching Standards. We recognize that during July
and August some members of higher education faculty and the P-12 community
may not be readily available. However, it is important to the Regents
teaching reforms to have teaching standards in place to serve as the
foundation for the initiatives listed above. In addition, all interested
parties, including the public will have a second opportunity to review and
comment on the draft of teaching standards when the Board of Regents
discusses the draft in the fall.*

* Thank you for your assistance in this most important matter. *
* Sincerely,*
* Joseph P. Frey*

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