ERIC Number: ED462409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Your School Report Card, 2001. Guide to Secondary School Assessments [and] Guide to Elementary and Middle School Assessments.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Information, Reporting, and Technology Services.
These guides describe the New York State testing program and other performance measures for elementary and secondary school students and provide answers to frequently asked questions about these assessments. The New York State School Report Card is composed of "An Overview of Academic Performance" and "A Comprehensive Information Report." The "Overview" includes information on the performance of 4th graders on the English language arts, mathematics, and science assessments; of 8th graders on the English language arts and mathematics assessments, and of students who entered 9th grade in the fall 1996 and 1997 on the Board of Regents English and Mathematics Examinations. It reports school performance on accountability measures, enrollments, and school demographic data. School and district statistics are provided in separate reports. The "Comprehensive Information Report" presents 3 years of results on all other state assessments, including Regents Examinations, Second Language Proficiency Examinations, Regents Competency Tests, and Occupational Education Proficiency Examinations. The questions and answers that accompany these descriptions of the testing program focus on the New York learning standards and how the school report cards help parents ensure that their schools meet or exceed the state standards. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Report Cards, School Districts, State Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Test Use, Testing Programs
Information, Reporting and Technology Services, NY State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, Albany, NY 12234. Fax: 518-474-4351; e-mail: RPTCARD@mail.nysed.gov. For full text: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Information, Reporting, and Technology Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York