2019-2020 Accountability Status
New York State is required by the United States Department of Education to identify low performing schools. This identification is based on test results from the annual grades three through eight and Regents assessments in English Language Arts, Math, and Science, as well as chronic absenteeism (absent 10% or more). For high schools, the identification also includes social studies, graduation rates, and a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness. Student participation in the three through eight assessments is a factor in the identification where participation is less than 95%.
The accountability status of our schools and District is as follows:
District identified as Target District in 2018-2019 for elementary Black and Hispanic performance
- Target District status in 2018-2019 remains in place for two years
- Made first year progress – first step toward Good Standing
Further designations in 2019-2020
- District – Good Standing/Potential Targeted District (GS:PTD)
- Middle Level – Good Standing/Potential Targeted Support and Improvement
- Subgroup: Students with disabilities in grades 6-8
- Subgroup: Black students in grades 6-8
- Elementary School – Good Standing
Since New York State assessments did not occur in 3-8 ELA and math and in Regents areas, the accountability status for 2019-2020 remains for 2020-2021. Measures of interim progress established for "all students" and subgroups remain at the 2019-2020 level for 2020-2021.
We have worked over the past years to support all of our students toward higher performance and will continue to do so. All struggling students are supported through our strategic Response to Intervention Plan including academic and social and emotional support. Students receive intensive individual interventions based on their needs.
Attached is Five Things Every Parent Should Know about New York State’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act for your reference.