Enrollment Data Business Rules

Report Card Data Business Rules

DATA SOURCES:
Data in the report cards for the following are those reported by districts in the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) as of the reporting deadline:

SIRS Reporting Deadlines
August 24, 2012 for the 2011-12 school year
August 23, 2013 for the 2012-13 school year
September 12, 2014 for the 2013-14 school year
August 28, 2015 for the 2014–15 school year
August 26, 2016 for the 2015–16 school year

Data in the report cards for the following are those reported by districts in BEDS Online as of Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) day, which is typically the first Wednesday in October of the school year:

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (FRPL) data prior to 2013-14 are those reported in BEDS; 2013-14 and forward district and public school FRPL data are those reported in SIRS; 2013-14 and forward charter school FRPL data are those reported in BEDS.

National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) data are from the National Center for Education Statistics web site at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/.

GRADES 7 & 8 MATHEMATICS DATA:
Data in the bar charts for grades 7 and 8 mathematics include those for grade 7 and 8 students who took the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) Grade 7 or 8 Math Test and grade 8 students who took a Regents math test in lieu of the NYSTP Math Test. Mean scores and data in the table for grades 7 & 8 mathematics include only those for grades 7 & 8 students who took the NYSTP Grades 7 & 8 Math Tests.

GRADE 8 SCIENCE DATA:
Data in the bar charts for grade 8 science include those for grade 8 students who took the New York State Grade 8 Science Test and grade 8 students who took a Regents science test in lieu of the NYS Grade 8 Science Test. Mean scores and data in the table for grade 8 science include only those for grade 8 students who took the New York State Grade 8 Science Test.

NYC DATA:
New York when selected as a “County” on the interactive data site data.nysed.gov includes public and charter school data in the single NYC borough of New York. This aggregation is available in the SRC.mdb under ENTITY_CD 00003100000. NYC Public Schools when selected in the search bar on the interactive data site includes district and charter school data in all five NYC boroughs. This aggregation is available in the SRC.mdb under ENTITY_CD 0000990000000. The SRC.mdb also includes an aggregation of data for all public schools within the five boroughs of NYC, excluding charter schools, under ENTITY_CD 000000000001. This aggregation is not available on the interactive data site.

SUPPRESSION:
To ensure student confidentiality, the Department does not publish data for groups with fewer than five students or data that would allow readers to easily determine the performance of a group with fewer than five students. When fewer than five students in a group (e.g., Hispanic) were tested, percentages of tested students scoring at various levels are suppressed for that group and the next smallest group. However, the performance of tested students in these groups is aggregated and shown in the Small Group Total row.