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January 10, 2019

Fact Sheet 19-1: ESSA Local Leader Guide to Accountability Measures and Requirements

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services

The state accountability system has changed significantly as a result of the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This guide is designed to help local leaders understand why their schools have been identified for improvement, what steps the district is required to take, and the first steps recommended for local leaders.

SED has released the new school accountability lists based on the state ESSA plan. This includes a change in how schools are identified and the nomenclature. Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools are the lowest five percent performing schools and high schools with graduation rates below 67%. Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools are schools with low performing student subgroups. Comprehensive Support and Intervention (CSI) schools are identified every three years, whereas Targeted Support and Intervention (TSI) schools will be identified annually. The state accountability system converts the results of each performance indicator to a one to four performance level. Level One (bottom 10%) is the lowest level on the scale. SED will provide a report to the district that includes an “Accountability Status Data” file. This report provides the performance levels earned for each accountability indicator, by sub-group, for each school in the district.


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