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.
School District Designations
Good Standing District
A district in Good Standing demonstrates success in all performance goals.
Districts that struggled to prepare some of their student subgroups on some or all indicators are identified as Target Districts.
Learn about the equity and effectiveness of our federal, state, and local educational resources.
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.