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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 5, 2006

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

 

         

75 School Districts Identified for Low Performance Among Students with Disabilities 

            The State Education Department has identified 75 school districts as “In Need of Assistance or Intervention” because of low performance among students with disabilities, Commissioner Richard Mills announced today. 

            This action is part of the Board of Regents initiative to close the achievement gap. It is also required under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

            Many districts identified, which include the Big Five cities, have graduation rates below 35 percent and dropout rates above 20 percent among students with disabilities. Many districts also had low performance in one or more of the 4th and 8 grade English and math tests and failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress in 2004-05. Districts with 30 or more special education students in the cohort were identified. 

            Districts “In Need of Assistance” will go through a review of instructional practices to ensure they are using proven, research-based methods and/or professional development. They will get help from special education experts funded by the State Education Department. Districts “In Need of Intervention” may also be required to redirect their federal IDEA funds, which totals $700 million statewide.  

            “Students with disabilities can and do succeed in many schools throughout the State,” Commissioner Mills said. “But in other schools their performance is very low. The Regents are putting the spotlight on this problem and requiring major improvements. All schools can and must help these students to achieve the standards.” 

            The U.S. Department of Education will also soon identify states as “In Need of Assistance or Intervention” under IDEA. States and school districts that fail to make progress can ultimately face federal intervention or lose federal funding.

            New York State has 410,000 students with disabilities, about 12 percent of the total public school student population. About 225,000 or 55 percent of students with disabilities are in the 75 districts that are being identified today. 

The statewide graduation rate for students with disabilities is only 37 percent; the dropout rate is 19 percent. New York has set a goal of 80 percent graduation, with a target for improvement from the current 37 percent to 52 percent by 2011. 

All of New York City’s 32 geographic districts are identified, as well as the alternative high school district.  

            The State Education Department will provide identified districts with assistance from special education experts funded through IDEA and located regionally throughout the State.  

            The attached chart and slides provide additional information.

 

 

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These data are embargoed until October 5, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/18/06: List of 107 School Districts Designated by VESID as "Needs Assistance" or "Needs Intervention"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The criteria to be on this list are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large District Criteria:

 

 

 

2001 total cohort of at least 30 students with disabilities and a graduation rate after 4 years, as of June 2005, below 35% and/or drop out rate of 20% or higher. School districts designated as "needs intervention" have graduation rates of 18.5% or lower and/or drop out rate of 33% or higher.

 

 

 

And/Or

 

 

 

School districts with at least 30 continuously enrolled students with disabilities in 2004-05, the performance index (PI) for students with disabilities on two State assessments is below the students with disabilities State PI in 2004-05 and the school districts did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in those areas. School districts with graduation rates above 52 percent for students with disabilities are not identified, regardless of their performance on State assessments. The students with disabilities State PIs in 2004-05 were as follows: Grade 4 ELA- 102; Grade 4 Math- 141; Grade 8 ELA- 85; and Grade 8 Math- 82. School districts designated as "needs intervention" had PIs below the State PI in all four areas and did not make AYP in any area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small District Criteria

 

 

 

School districts with less than 30 continuously enrolled students in 2004-05 but that have at least 30 students enrolled for Grades 4 and 8 ELA combined in 2004-05 and their combined performance rate over three years at level 2 and above on at least two State assessments is significantly below the State average performance in 2004-05 are identified. "Significantly below the State average performance" is as follows: Grade 4 ELA- 53.7% at level 2 or above; Grade 4 Math-  63.3% at level 2 or above; Grade 8 ELA- 53.1% at level 2 or above; and Grade 8 Math-43.3% at level 2 or above. These percentages represent performance which is 25% below the Statewide average performance in 2004-05 of students with disabilities on each subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explanation of Shading

 

 

 

The school district names that are shaded in red are school districts identified for "needs intervention". The school district names that are not shaded in red are school districts identified for "needs assistance".  The data that are shaded in red or yellow are the data that resulted in the school district's designation. (Graduation rate and drop-out rate data are not shown for districts with a Total Cohort of less than 30 students.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Data

 

 

 

There are 58 school districts designated as "needs assistance"

 

 

 

There are 17 school districts designated as "needs intervention", including NYC.

 

 

 

In NYC, there are 33 districts: 10 districts were identified as "needs assistance" and 23 as "needs intervention"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY

SED

NAME

Large District Criteria

Small District Criteria

 

 

 

2001 Total Cohort

Drop Out Rate as of June 2005

Grad Rate as of June 2005

Grade 4 ELA PI and No AYP

Grade 4 Math PI and No AYP

Grade 8 ELA PI and No AYP

Grade 8 Math PI and No AYP

Grade 4 ELA Percent of SWD at Level 2 or Above

Grade 4 Math Percent of SWD at Level 2 or Above

Grade 8 ELA Percent of SWD at Level 2 or Above

Grade 8 Math Percent of SWD at Level 2 or Above

 

 

 

Albany

010100010000

Albany CSD

124

18.5%

17.7%

 

 

70

69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broome

030200010000

Binghamton City S D

84

27.4%

25.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cayuga

050100010000

Auburn City S D

59

35.6%

22.0%

81

 

60

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chautauqua

060800010000

Dunkirk City S D

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48.4%

33.2%

 

 

 

Chautauqua

061700010000

Jamestown City S D

26

 

 

83

 

61

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemung

070600010000

Elmira City S D

44

31.8%

20.5%

 

 

53

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chanango

081200050000

Norwich City S D

19

 

 

 

 

53

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinton

091200010000

Plattsburgh City S D

32

21.9%

37.5%

 

 

81

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia

100501040000

Taconic Hills Central School District

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.7%

 

50.1%

43.3%

 

 

 

Columbia

101300010000

Hudson City S D

27

 

 

 

 

58

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cortland

110200010000

Cortland City S D

32

43.8%

18.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dutchess

130502020000

Dover U F S D

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

46.2%

 

 

30.8%

 

 

 

Dutchess

130801060000

Hyde Park C S D

52

19.2%

44.2%

78

 

76

72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dutchess

131500010000

Poughkeepsie City S D

50

26.0%

4.0%

95

 

73

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dutchess

132101060000

Wappingers C S D

62

22.6%

8.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erie

140600010000

Buffalo City S D

660

33.6%

19.8%

75

 

59

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erie

140701060000

Cheektowaga C S D

7

 

 

 

 

70

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erie

141401060000

Evans-Brant C S D (Lake Shore)

35

11.4%

25.7%

 

 

76

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erie

141800010000

Lackawanna City S D

33

0.0%

18.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fulton

170500010000

Gloversville City S D

18

 

 

68

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greene

190401060000

Catskill C S D

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43.3%

42.0%

 

 

 

Jefferson

220301060000

Indian River C S D

34

29.4%

32.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson

222000010000

Watertown City S D

88

29.5%

23.9%

65

 

75

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson

222201060000

Carthage C S D

37

24.3%

18.9%

89

 

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison

251400010000

Oneida City S D

10

 

 

 

 

66

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monroe

261600010000

Rochester City S D

425

26.8%

13.2%

 

 

62

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monroe

261801060000

Brockport C S D

37

10.8%

18.9%

87

 

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montgomery

270100010000

Amsterdam City S D

61

31.1%

21.3%

74

 

64

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nassau

280201030000

Hempstead U F S D

46

23.9%

17.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nassau

280202030000

Uniondale UFSD

34

8.8%

29.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nassau

280208030000

Roosevelt U F S D

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.8%

26.2%

 

 

 

Nassau

280209030000

Freeport U F S D

66

6.1%

33.3%

89

 

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

300000010000

N Y C Public Schools

6642

29.10%

18.20%

see NYC Districts Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

307900010000

N Y C Alternative Hs District

499

34.5%

5.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

310100010000

New York City Geographic District # 1

41

14.6%

26.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

310200010000

New York City Geographic District # 2

825

31.5%

16.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

310300010000

New York City Geographic District # 3

118

42.4%

19.5%

 

 

82

74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

310400010000

New York City Geographic District # 4

88

20.5%

18.2%

77

 

72

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

310500010000

New York City Geographic District # 5

43

14.0%

18.6%

79

 

67

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

310600010000

New York City Geographic District # 6

90

15.6%

14.4%

70

107

61

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

320700010000

New York City Geographic District # 7

180

33.3%

11.7%

65

95

48

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

320800010000

New York City Geographic District # 8

203

31.0%

9.4%

78

 

54

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

320900010000

New York City Geographic District # 9

123

35.8%

5.7%

73

106

65

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

321000010000

New York City Geographic District #10

491

29.1%

16.7%

83

 

74

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

321100010000

New York City Geographic District #11

367

31.9%

23.4%

73

 

71

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

321200010000

New York City Geographic District #12

107

19.6%

15.0%

69

106

52

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

331300010000

New York City Geographic District #13

65

13.8%

16.9%

 

 

68

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

331400010000

New York City Geographic District #14

129

34.9%

27.1%

92

 

62

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

331500010000

New York City Geographic District  #15

99

21.2%

15.2%

94

 

71

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

331600010000

New York City Geographic District #16

50

44.0%

4.0%

66

 

60

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

331700010000

New York City Geographic District #17

238

31.1%

11.3%

76

104

66

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

331800010000

New York City Geographic District #18

167

25.7%

6.6%

91

 

76

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

331900010000

New York City Geographic District #19

197

29.9%

12.2%

70

 

75

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

332000010000

New York City Geographic District #20

239

31.4%

21.8%

100

 

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

332100010000

New York City Geographic District #21

282

26.6%

20.9%

94

 

75

64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

332200010000

New York City Geographic District #22

186

20.4%

39.8%

96

 

78

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

332300010000

New York City Geographic District #23

10

 

 

67

101

78

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

342400010000

New York City Geographic District #24

233

28.3%

15.9%

91

 

72

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

342500010000

New York City Geographic District #25

119

39.5%

16.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

342600010000

New York City Geographic District #26

229

21.8%

32.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

342700010000

New York City Geographic District #27

310

32.9%

13.9%

88

 

72

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

342800010000

New York City Geographic District #28

186

30.1%

39.2%

 

 

81

74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

342900010000

New York City Geographic District #29

56

35.7%

5.4%

 

 

76

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

343000010000

New York City Geographic District #30

211

22.7%

19.4%

101

 

79

68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

353100010000

New York City Geographic District #31

386

18.7%

35.0%

 

 

83

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

333200010000

New York City Geographic District #32

75

46.7%

9.3%

67

97

55

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niagara

400701060000

Niagara-Wheatfield C S D

40

20.0%

32.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneida

410601040000

Camden C S D

20

 

 

 

 

70

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneida

411800010000

Rome City S D

81

21.0%

24.7%

80

 

70

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oneida

412300010000

Utica City Schools

130

23.8%

31.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onondaga

420303060000

North Syracuse C S D

88

21.6%

25.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onondaga

421800010000

Syracuse City S D

299

27.4%

36.8%

88

 

70

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ontario

430700010000

Geneva City S D

59

16.9%

39.0%

 

 

74

69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

440102060000

Washingtonville C S D

28

 

 

71

 

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

441000010000

Middletown City S D

45

24.4%

0.0%

66

103

 

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

441301060000

Valley C.S.D.Montgomery

49

24.5%

20.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

441600010000

Newburgh City S D

135

15.6%

41.5%

 

 

57

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

441800050000

Port Jervis City S D

46

30.4%

15.2%

86

 

70

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oswego

460500010000

Fulton City S D

42

19.0%

16.7%

93

 

78

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oswego

460801060000

Central Square C S D

47

25.5%

21.3%

83

 

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oswego

460901060000

Mexico C S D

37

24.3%

21.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oswego

461300010000

Oswego City S D

29

 

 

 

 

69

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rensselaer

491700010000

Troy City S D

85

3.5%

27.1%

 

 

66

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rockland

500402060000

East Ramapo C S D (Spring Valley)

100

10.0%

38.0%

96

106

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saratoga

521301060000

Ballston Spa C S D

43

25.6%

20.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saratoga

521401040000

South Glens Falls  C S D

27

 

 

 

 

80

68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schenectady

530501060000

Schalmont C S D

42

21.4%

50.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schenectady

530600010000

Schenectady City S D

82

24.4%

36.6%

70

 

53

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steuben

570302060000

Bath C S D

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47.9%

38.3%

 

 

 

Steuben

571000010000

Corning City S D

56

17.9%

30.4%

 

 

70

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steuben

571800010000

Hornell City S D

33

36.4%

18.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580107030000

Deer Park U F S D

40

7.5%

32.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580109020000

Wyandanch U F S D

33

12.1%

24.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580212060000

Longwood C S D

131

14.5%

42.0%

90

 

81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580224030000

Patchogue-Medford U F S D

53

18.9%

24.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580235060000

South Country C S D

50

20.0%

38.0%

87

 

 

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580512030000

Brentwood U F S D

93

23.7%

39.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580513030000

Central Islip U F S D

124

17.7%

34.7%

93

100

75

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk

580602040000

Riverhead C S D

67

22.4%

43.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sullivan

590901060000

Liberty C S D

37

35.1%

16.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sullivan

591401060000

Monticello C S D

56

17.9%

16.1%

65

 

 

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tompkins

610600010000

Ithaca City S D

61

21.3%

34.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ulster

620600010000

Kingston City S D

75

22.7%

30.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ulster

620901060000

Rondout Valley C S D

30

26.7%

26.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren

630902030000

Queensbury U F S D

43

23.3%

37.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westchester

660900010000

Mount Vernon City S D

99

13.1%

25.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westchester

661500010000

Peekskill City S D

36

22.2%

38.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westchester

662300010000

Yonkers City S D

235

18.3%

29.8%