CROWDSOURCING: Parents and Guardians, Please Help TOTS Collect Teacher and Principal Data

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CROWDSOURCING: Parents and Guardians, Please Help TOTS Collect Teacher and Principal Data

December 15, 2014 - 15:17

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Talk of the Sound is compiling New York State data on teacher and principal performance known as "APPR" data. Our goal is to build a database so that parents and guardians can look up the data online.

The main problem with the APPR data made available under the current law is that parents and guardians can only request data for the current year. What many people really want to know is who their children(s) are getting next year.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child in the District you can help "pay it forward" by helping us collect data that other parents will use next year -- and other parents will do the same for you for next year.

Simply complete the form(s) below, present it at your child's school(s) and the school will send you the APPR report for your child. Once you have the report send it along to Talk of the Sound via email at [email protected] or 173 Mount Joy Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Click to download and print a copy of the form:

APPR Parent Request Form 2014 (English)

APPR Formulario de Solicitud de Padres 2014 (Español)

Be forewarned that some school officials are going to try to convince you that the information contained in the reports is "confidential" and may not be disclosed to anyone including the media and especially Talk of the Sound. Baloney!

This "confidentiality" claim as it applies to parents and guardians is absolutely false. There are restrictions on the New York State Education Department and restrictions on local school districts -- but there are no restrictions on what a parent or guardian does with the data they obtain from the school.

You can read more about the District's attempts to scare you into not participating in our database project here:

New Rochelle School District Asserts False Claims of Confidentiality Regarding APPR Data Available to Discourage Parents and Guardians

99.9999999% of New Rochelle Teachers Determined to be "Effective" or "Highly Effective"

Q & A with Dr. Jeffrey Korostoff on the Release of Annual Professional Performance Review for New Rochelle Teachers and Principals

New York State Teacher Evaluation Data Released, 94% Passing Rate - Now Help TOTS Collect Teacher Specific Data