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GLOSSARY OF TERMS - ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DATA

AP and IB assessment data are reported to the SIRS in Assessment Fact. The count is the number of students who took the exam. A student is counted each time the exam is taken. AP students reported with a score of 3 or higher are generally considered passing, while IB assessments reported with a score of 4 or higher are generally considered passing.

AP and IB course participation data are reported to the NYSED Student Information and Repository System (SIRS) in Student Class Entry Exit. Counts are based on students enrolled in these courses.

Course data displayed in the report represents select courses reported to the NYSED SIRS based on the State Approved course catalog derived from the School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED).

Economically disadvantaged students are those who participate in, or whose family participates in, economic assistance programs, such as the free or reduced-price lunch programs, Social Security Insurance (SSI), Food Stamps, Foster Care, Refugee Assistance (cash or medical assistance), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Safety Net Assistance (SNA), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), or Family Assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). If one student in a family is identified as low income, all students from that household (economic unit) may be identified as low income.

English Language Learners (ELLs) are those who, by reason of foreign birth or ancestry, speak or understand a language other than English and speak or understand little or no English, and require support in order to become proficient in English and are identified pursuant to Section 154.3 of Commissioner's Regulations.

Gender of the student being reported, as identified by the student. In the case of very young students not yet able to advocate for themselves, gender may be identified by the parent or guardian. A student's gender category can change from year to year if they change how they identify. Beginning in SY 2021-22, nonbinary students can be reported with gender "X."

Race or races with which the student primarily identifies as indicated by the student or the parent/guardian.

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
  • Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam; or a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
  • Hispanic or Latino: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.
  • Multiracial: Non-Hispanic students who are reported with more than one race.

Students with disabilities are those who have been identified as such by the Committee on Special Education and are receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students with disabilities include those having an intellectual disability; hearing impairment, including deafness; speech or language impairment; visual impairment, including blindness; emotional disability; orthopedic impairment; autism; traumatic brain injury; developmental delay; other health impairment; specific learning disability; deaf-blindness; or multiple disabilities and who, by reason thereof, receive special education and related services under the IDEA according to an Individualized Education Program (IEP), Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), or a services plan.

Subject Areas reported in the AP and IB section of the report are based on the subject areas for each course as contained in the School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED) and the Department's Comprehensive Course Catalog.


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