New York approves a new school librarian evaluation rubric
Via Joyce Valenza
“The New York State Department of Education (SED) recently approved a school library evaluation rubric.
Sara Kelly Johns shares:
This rubric means that school librarians will be evaluated as school librarians, not classroom teachers and was the third submission in an effort led by the Section of School Librarians (SSL) of NYLA and the NYS School Library Systems Association (SLSA).
According to the press release from Albany:
The tool provides guidance to school districts in evaluating the performance of school librarians in support of the newly mandated Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) process.
“We are excited to be able to provide this resource to schools across New York State, and believe it is the most accurate tool available for evaluating school librarians,” stated NYLA Executive Director Jeremy Johannesen.
The “School Librarian Evaluation Rubric” can be found online on the SED website at: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/practicerubrics/Docs/nyla-rubric.pdf“