Posted on October 29, 2013
Student by student, year to year growth is now one of the most important accountability measures your school faces annually. Here is a general description of how it works each year. Each of your tested students receives a very specific score on the NYS ELA and Math Assessment each year. When each student from your school takes the assessment in the following year, for growth purposes, she is only compared with all other students (State or NYC) who previously received the exact same score. Once the following year’s results are received, each student will therefore receive an individual growth score for how much she grew versus only those students who started from the same starting line last year. If she receives a growth score of a 65, she grew more in her score than 64% of those in the exact same situation the year before. Once each of your students receives her own year to year growth score, they are averaged into your school’s growth score. This is exactly why EVERY single student’s growth matters.
Posted on October 21, 2013
Regents authorized charter schools have an expectation that they develop an in-depth understanding of the NYSED Performance Framework. Introduced during the 2012-13 school year, the Framework will eventually become all SED charter schools’ base accountability plans (Benchmark #1). In addition, SED charter school Boards in their renewal year now have a renewal requirement that they familiarize themselves with the Framework during the course of their renewal year. Please find the framework here. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/psc/documents/CSPerformanceFramework0221131.pdf
Posted on May 15, 2013
2013- 14 Title Funding Update
We have noticed in the last few days that consolidated applications from August 31 are beginning to pass through the approval process and into the payment phase. Please remember that approved title 1 and 2 budgets received an automatic 20% down payment, and the rest of the collecting is the school’s responsibility through the FS 25 process throughout the school year. You can check to see the status of your federal funds by finding your school and clicking on the federal and state status report. http://www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/reports/