Tuesday, May 12, 2009

nySTART School "Report Cards"

The 2008 "School Report Cards" are available from the New York State Testing and Accountability Reporting Tool (nySTART). Click to see the Report Cards for the Rensselaer City School District (low marks for Graduation Rate and Students With Disabilities).

The Accountability and Overview Report provides enrollments, average class size, demographic factors, attendance and suspensions, teacher qualifications, and staff counts. ... Accountability measures at the elementary/middle level are English language arts, mathematics, and science; at the secondary level, they are English language arts, mathematics, and graduation rate.

The Comprehensive Information Report (CIR) provides annual results on Regents examinations, Regents competency tests, second language proficiency examinations, New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Tests, elementary - and middle-level social studies tests, and New York State Alternate Assessments, as well as cohort performance results in social studies and science. The CIR also provides information on high school completers and non-completers and on post-secondary plans of graduates.

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