GLOSSARY OF TERMS - STUDENT AND EDUCATOR REPORT DATA

Average Class Size is the total registration in specified classes divided by the number of those classes with registration. The count only includes the reporting of students with the grade level associated with the class/course (e.g. tenth grade students enrolled in Mathematics Grade 10). It excludes the reporting of mixed-level classes. Common Branch refers to self-contained classes in Grades 1-6.

Eligible for Free Lunch and Eligible for Reduced-Price Lunch percentages are determined by dividing the number of approved lunch applicants by the Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) enrollment in full-day Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Principals include full- and part-time. Data sourced from SIRS Staff Snapshot and Staff Assignment.

Annual Attendance Rate is determined by dividing the school's (or district's) total actual attendance by the total possible attendance for a school year. A school's (or district's) actual attendance is the sum of the number of students in attendance on each day the school (or district's schools) was open during the school year. Possible attendance is the sum of the number of enrolled students who should have been in attendance on each day the school (or schools) was open during the school year. The state's Annual Attendance Rate is determined by dividing total actual attendance for all districts by total possible attendance for all districts.

Student Suspension rate is determined by dividing the number of students who were suspended from school (not including in-school suspensions) for one full day or longer anytime during the school year by the Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) day enrollments for that school year. A student is counted only once, regardless of whether the student was suspended one or more times during the school year.

Teacher Attendance Rate is based on the number of days a teacher was reported as absent divided by the contract work days reported to NYSED. Teachers are identified as those providing instruction in the SIRS Course Instructor Assignment. Teacher attendance data are sourced from SIRS Staff Attendance.

Teacher Turnover Rate for a specified school year is the count of teachers in the prior school year who did not return to a teaching position in the district in the current school year expressed as a percentage. Data were sourced from the Personnel Master File as reported in the Teacher Access and Authorization (TAA) application.


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