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New York State Education Department, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation's schools. ESSA requires states and Local Educational Agencies (i.e., school districts and charter schools) to take a variety of actions to ensure that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
New York State Education Department, 2017
This document describes the model used by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to measure student growth for institutional accountability in New York State for the 2016/17 school year. In 2016/17, growth models were implemented for institutional accountability in Grades 4-8 ELA and mathematics. All models are based on assessing each…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Growth Models, Accountability, Research Reports
New York State Education Department, 2017
This document describes the model used by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to measure student growth for institutional accountability in New York State for the 2015/16 school year. In 2015/16, growth models were implemented for institutional accountability in Grades 4-8 ELA and mathematics. All models are based on assessing each…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Growth Models, Accountability, Research Reports
New York State Education Department, 2017
By August 1 of each year, each charter school in New York State is required by law to complete and submit an Annual Report to the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Charter School Office and to the school's charter entity, and to post the report on the charter school's website. The Annual Report Guidelines include general instructions…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Guidelines, Charter Schools, State Regulation
New York State Education Department, 2016
In April 2010, the New York State Board of Regents challenged the library community to rethink the State's vast array of library services to ensure that they are aligned with modern expectations and the expanded functions needed in today's society, operate with improved efficiency, and are prepared for the future as an essential and vibrant part…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Administration, Library Development, Strategic Planning
New York State Education Department, 2016
This technical report provides detailed information regarding the technical, statistical, and measurement attributes of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) for the Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics 2016 Operational Tests. This report includes information about test content and test development, item (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, English, Language Arts, Mathematics Tests
New York State Education Department, 2015
This technical report provides detailed information regarding the technical, statistical, and measurement attributes of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) for the Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics 2015 Operational Tests. This report includes information about test content and test development, item (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, English, Language Arts, Mathematics Tests
New York State Education Department, 2015
On February 18, 2015, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) conducted a Performance Level Description Development meeting in Albany, New York. The meeting was convened to articulate the knowledge and skills expected of students at each level of performance, consistent with the policy vision set forth by the NYSED. The Performance Level…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Performance, Standard Setting, Academic Standards
New York State Education Department, 2014
This technical report provides detailed information regarding the technical, statistical, and measurement attributes of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) for the Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics 2014 Operational Tests. This report includes information about test content and test development, item (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, English, Language Arts, Mathematics Tests
New York State Education Department, 2013
The New York State Board of Regents has committed to the transformation of the preparation, support and evaluation of all teachers and school leaders in New York State, and the New York State Legislature has enacted historic legislation (Education Law ยง3012-c) that fundamentally changes the way teachers and principals are evaluated. Under the new…
Descriptors: Guidance, Strategic Planning, Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation
New York State Education Department, 2011
Education Law Section 3012-c requires a new performance evaluation system for classroom teachers ("teachers") and building principals ("principals"). New York State will implement a statewide comprehensive evaluation system for school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES). The evaluation system is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Principals, Teacher Effectiveness
Cort, Rebecca H.; Stevens, Jean C. – New York State Education Department, 2011
The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify State policy regarding English as a Second Language (ESL) services for LEP/ELL students who are also identified as having disabilities. Part 154 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education establishes the State's requirements for services for students with limited English proficiency. The…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning