2016-2017 Accountability Status
New York State is required by the United States Department of Education to identify low performing schools. For elementary and middle schools, this identification is based on test results from the annual grades three through eight English Language Arts and Math tests. For high schools, the identification is based on graduation rates.
The accountability status of our schools and District is as follows:
T. J. Connor Elementary School – Good Standing
Middle/High School – Good Standing
Wheatland-Chili Central School District – Focus District
Our identification as a Focus District relates to the performance of our students in grades three through eight who are students with disabilities in English Language Arts and Math over a two-year period. There are 36 children in this subgroup, 12 of whom did not sit for the 2015-2016 New York State assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Therefore, the performance of children in this subgroup in 2015-2016 was calculated with students in this subgroup who sat for the assessments in 2014-2015 to determine whether the students met their annual yearly progress. It was determined that this group did not meet their annual yearly progress targets.
We have worked over the past years to support our students with disabilities toward higher performance and will continue to do so. In this regard, we have been supported by Special Education School Improvement Specialists from Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, who have provided professional development for our teachers. We are now participating in a State review process to identify strengths and weaknesses of the District to develop an improvement plan.
Attached is a Parent’s Guide to Understanding Focus District, Focus and Priority School Identification for your reference.