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.