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Office of Accountability

About Us

Office of Accountability

The Office of Accountability (OA) works to ensure equity and access to high quality educational programs for all students and promote continuous improvement by providing support, resources, and oversight for schools and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in New York State. 

To accomplish this work, the Office of Accountability is comprised of four units:

Accountability, Policy and Administration (APA)

Who We Are

The Accountability, Policy and Administration (APA) team is comprised of 6 members and is led by Supervisor, Lisa Long.

What We Do

Contact Us

APA Team (718) 722 - 4553

General Information Regarding the Accountability of Schools

ACCOUNTINFO@nysed.gov
Public School Registration SCHOOLREGISTRATION@nysed.gov
Self Assessment Schools  SELFASSESSMENT@nysed.gov
ESSA-Funded Programs

Who We Are

ESSA-Funded Programs is comprised of approximately 25 members and is led by Director, Erica Meaker and the following managers:

ESSA-Funded Programs 

Erica Meaker, Director

ESSA-Funded Programs  Leon Hovish, Supervisor
ESSA-Funded Programs  Alexandra Pressley, Supervisor

What We Do

  • The Office of ESSA-Funded Programs administers more than $1.4 billion in federal education funds (ESEA Funds) to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the State each year.
  • ESEA funds are intended to create a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds. 
  • To further support this the office provides ongoing technical assistance about ESEA-Funded Programs to multiple stakeholder groups, including but not limited to: public school personnel, charter school personnel, nonpublic school personnel, interested third parties, and Commissioner’s Advisory Groups.

Contact Us

Office of ESSA-Funded Programs - (518) 473-0295  conappta@nysed.gov 
School Improvement Funding Questions siga@nysed.gov
SEDDAS Help Desk SEDDAS@nysed.gov

 

Field Support Services

Who We Are

Field Support Services is comprised of approximately 28 members on the following teams: Downstate Field-Based, Upstate Field-Based, Professional Learning and Support Unit and Targeted Improvement Planning and Supports. The supervisor of each team is as follows:

Field Support Services Stephen Earley, Director
Downstate Field-Based Team Crystal Cumberbatch, Supervisor
Upstate Field-Based Team Mary Sapp, Supervisor
Coordinated Projects Unit Sandra Herndon, Supervisor
Targeted Improvement and Planning and Support Team

Lisa Long, Supervisor

What We Do

The Field Support Services Team oversees NYSED’s support of identified schools and districts in accordance to New York State’s approved ESSA plan through all stages of improvement process,  including:

  • Supporting the implementation of Required Actions for identified districts and schools.
  • Conducting Needs Assessments at the onset of identification
  • Supporting the annual School Comprehensive Education Plans (SCEP), District Comprehensive Improvement Plans (DCIP) Improvement Planning process
  • Providing on-going support to Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools

Contact Us

The Field Support Services team in the Office of Accountability works in partnership with the state’s Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CS) schools, Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools, and Target Districts to support their improvement efforts. 

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team through the contact information provided below:

Albany Field Support Office

 

  • (518) 486-4798 or
  • (518) 474-5923
Brooklyn Field Support Office
 
  • (718) 722-2647 or
  • (718) 722-2796
Stephen Earley, Director, Field Support  stephen.earley@nysed.gov
Crystal Cumberbatch-Greene, Supervisor, Downstate Field-Based Team crystal.cumberbatch@nysed.gov
Mary Sapp, Supervisor, Upstate Field-Based Team mary.sapp@nysed.gov
School Improvement Planning Questions scep@nysed.gov
District Improvement Planning Questions dcip@nysed.gov
Needs Assessment and Other Required Actions Questions fieldsupport@nysed.gov
Coordinated Projects Unit fieldsupport@nysed.gov
Targeted Improvement and Planning and Supports fieldsupport@nysed.gov
Training Questions fieldsupport@nysed.gov

 

Metrics

Who We Are

The Metrics team is comprised of 7 members and is led by Psychometrician, Jennifer Todd.

What We Do

  • Determines the accountability status of schools and districts, including Schools in Good Standing, Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools, Targeted Support and Improvement Schools, and Target Districts using federally approved methodology. Also determines Recognition Schools and Participation Rate Improvement Plan statuses.
  • Measures the Demonstrable Improvement of schools in Receivership using Demonstrable Improvement Indicators.
  • Calculates the English Language Proficiency and Student Growth indicators for use in Institutional Accountability.
  • Calculates principal and teacher State-provided growth.
  • Supports educators in understanding accountability metrics.
  • Manages accountability databases and develops business rules for data collection.
  • Collaborates with Information Reporting Services (IRS) in operationalizing new accountability metrics for public reporting.
  • Facilitates the use of data throughout NYSED, in conjunction with IRS.

Contact Us

General Information Regarding the Accountability of Schools  ACCOUNTINFO@nysed.gov
Demonstrable Improvement Status of Schools in Receivership ACCOUNTINFO@nysed.gov
Growth and English Language Proficiency measures  ACCOUNTINFO@nysed.gov