Of the 127 “ineffective” teachers in Dutchess County, 108 were from Beacon.
We know that our teachers are not ineffective. The other districts in Dutchess County managed to get their APPR right and Beacon got it wrong. When questioned, Dr.Walkley stated that the evaluation was “Not a fair assessment.” The former union president stated at a board meeting, “If people wonder if we had a bad plan, the answer was clearly no.”
The Poughkeepsie Journal Reports on the evaluation process known as the annual professional performance review or APPR. "In Beacon, Walkley said the evaluation process was complex and Beacon's ratings were the result of additional factors. She declined to offer specifics when asked about those factors"
Over 92 percent of local public educators evaluated were rated highly effective or effective by the state Education Department in 2012-13. click here for full Poughkeepsie Journal Article.