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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2011


For More Information Contact:
Tom Dunn, Jonathan Burman or Jane Briggs
(518) 474-1201
Internet:  http://www.nysed.gov

School Report Cards Released for New York's Schools and Districts

The State Education Department announced today the release of 2009-10 School Report Cards for all schools and districts throughout New York. In addition to school and district information, there is also a School Report Card for the entire State. The Report Cards are available on the web at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/reportcard/.

Much of the data contained in the School Report Cards has already been publicly released throughout the past year, but the Report Cards represent a single place for finding all of that information. Previously released information includes:

  • Grades 3-8 Mathematics and English Language Arts test results for 2009-10;
  • School and district graduation rates for the 2005 cohort (i.e., the group of students who entered ninth grade in September 2005); and
  • Schools that have failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress and that have been placed on the Schools in Need of Improvement (SINI) list.

The previously released data and press releases can be accessed at the following web address: http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/.

Data contained in the 2009-10 School Report Cards, but not previously released, includes:

  • The percentage of core classes taught by Highly Qualified Teachers;
  • School and district performance on Regents Exams including, for the first time, performance on the Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry;
  • Annual testing results Regents Competency Tests (RCTs), Second Language Proficiency exams, and NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT);
  • Grades 4 and 8 Science test results for 2009-10;
  • Grades 5 and 8 Social Studies test results for 2009-10;
  • Accountability data for the 2009-10 school year "disaggregated" by subgroups; and
  • Annual high school completers and non-completers, post secondary plans, and CTE results.

Please note that, for the 2009-2010 school year results, the Education Department raised the English Language Arts and Math "cut scores" for the "Basic" and "Proficient" performance levels. Raising the cut scores in this manner caused a statewide drop in the percent of students scoring at proficiency levels 3 and 4. Additional information about the change in cut scores can be found at the following addresses:
http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/Grade3-8_Results07282010.html
http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/Regents_Approve_Scoring_Changes.html

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New York State Board of Regents
The State Education Department / The University of the State of New York / Albany, NY 12234
Office of Communications / (518) 474-1201

Last Updated: February 17, 2011