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The New York State Report Card is an important part of the Board of Regents’ effort to create educational equity and raise learning standards for all students. Knowledge gained from the report card on a school’s or district’s strengths and weaknesses can be used to improve instruction and services to students. The report card provides information to the public on school/district staff, students, and measures of school and district performance as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds. New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from.

Due to COVID-19 and changes to New York State testing, accountability, and federal reporting requirements, 2021-22 district and school accountability statuses are the same as those assigned for the 2020-21 school year. For informational purposes, accountability graduation rates and chronic absenteeism data are reported. August 2020, January 2021, and some June 2021 Regents examinations were canceled. For more information, please see the NYSED Waiver Memorandum and NYS Board of Regents Announcement.

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