The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, the main federal law for K-12 public education, requires that states hold public schools accountable for how students achieve. New York State established a set of indicators to measure school and district performance.
The accountability system classifies schools into one of three categories: In Good Standing, a Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school, or a Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school.
Good Standing District
Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) School
A district in Good Standing demonstrates success in all performance goals.
Schools that struggled to prepare all of their students with some or all indicators of success.
Districts that struggled to prepare some of their student subgroups on some or all indicators are identified as Target Districts.
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Financial transparency reports outline how much each school is spending per student and the source of the funds. These financial transparency reports were issued for the first time in 2020 for the 2018-19 school year, and annual releases will be available after April 1st in each subsequent year. School district financial transparency reports, which display per pupil expenditures for individual schools, as well as district averages, inform conversations within districts about whether equitable resources are being provided at the school level. At the state level, these reports help inform future Board of Regents State Aid requests and other policymaking decisions.
The graduation rate is the percentage of students who entered grade 9 in the same school year who earned a local or Regents diploma four years later.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) reports the percentage of students who earned a local or Regents diploma by June, four year after they entered grade 9. NYSED also reports the percentage of students who earned a local or Regents diploma by August of the same year (the August percentage includes all students who earned a diploma by June and August combined).
The New York State Education Department also reports the percentage of students who earned a local or Regents diploma five and six years later.
4, 5, and 6-Year Graduation Rates (June and August)
2016 4-year August Cohort
2016 4-year June Cohort
2015 5-year August Cohort
2015 5-year June Cohort
For more information about the graduation rate by student subgroup, or to compare graduation rates for your school or district to the state graduation rate, please refer to your school or district’s full report on graduation rate data