APPR Information

The State Education Department of New York has implemented a new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) System, the components of which must be developed and/or negotiated, as required by law, between the school district and the teachers’ association.


The BTF worked with the BPS to revise the teacher evaluation system so it not only aligns with the state law, but it’s also fairer and reduces the impact of standardized tests. We’re proud that we’ve worked toward creating more authentic student learning measures.


Buffalo Public Schools Approved 3012-d Plan


Buffalo Public Schools Signed MOU


Below are helpful APPR Appeals information developed by the BTF


APPR Appeal Form


Below please find information on SLO's and LMA's 


Refusal to Sign SLOs/LMAs Information


New York State Student Learning Objective Template


Guidance on the NYS District-wide Growth Goal - Setting Process: Student Learning Objectives

Below are other useful APPR documents


NYSUT Fact Sheets - APPR - Updated 2019


NYSUT Fact Sheet - APPR English Language Learners Safety Net


Guidance on NYS's APPR for Teachers and Principals to Implement Education Law §3012-d and the Commissioner's Regulations


NYSUT’s Teacher Practice Rubric