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Commissioner sets 3-year timetable on standards, tests, evaluations

On Board Online • May 2, 2016

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

A three-year schedule for rebooting all elements of New York's education reform agenda will culminate with the proposal of a new evaluation system for teachers and principals in the 2019-20 school year, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told the Regents at their April meeting.

Under Elia's detailed timeline, the new evaluation system will await completion of two other initiatives: revising state standards and overhauling state tests. Yet, all three will move simultaneously on their own dedicated tracks for review, public input, professional development and other carefully phased work, she said.

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