The New York State Education Department has posted draft Teacher Standards and an accompanying survey. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KBPRSFM . Background information can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/resteachers/sbsurvey2010.html . The survey is due by December 14, 2010.
It is very important to respond to this survey. It will be used for the final draft of the teaching standards which will be approved by the Board of Regents this winter. These standards will be used to inform state teacher preparation programs, the development of performance based assessments for initial and professional certification for classroom teachers, revision of the annual professional performance review (APPR) for teachers, teacher professional development plans and the creation of a teacher career ladder.