ERIC Number: ED467433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-3
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Implementation of a System of Accountability for Student Success (SASS).
Kadamus, James A.
In May 2000, the New York State Board of Regents adopted amendments to regulations of the state department of education to implement a System of Accountability for Student Success (SASS) to expand on the program of registration review for schools performing below state standards. SASS aligned institutional accountability with the new state assessment program and graduation standards. This report provides an update on the Schools Under Registration Review (SURR) program and an overview of the implementation of SASS. The report summarizes trends and performance data of SURR schools in meeting state standards, and it highlights the efforts the New York Department of Education is making to provide support to SURR and other low-performing schools. The report also examines how state standards are used to trigger various interventions in schools, speculates on how the federal reauthorization of Title I may affect New York State, and suggests the key policy and program implementation areas that will be the focus of school accountability activities during the next school year. The state accountability system has mirrored the movement from competency-based to proficiency-based standards for students. With the exception of grade 8 mathematics, the majority of schools are achieving the state accountability standards. There is a strong correlation between the needs/resource capacities of districts and the ability of their schools to perform at state standards. The number of SURR schools under review for more than 5 years is declining, but there are higher percentages of middle schools and higher percentages of schools outside of New York City being identified for SURR support. The report concludes that New York remains a leader in establishing curriculum standards, assessing the attainment of these standards, reporting results, and holding institutions accountable for the results achieved. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Low Achievement, Program Implementation, State Programs, State Standards
For full text: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/nyc/PDFs/brd6/pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York