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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability State Plan Addendum

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability State Plan Addendum for the 2022-23 School Year

This webinar provides information on the restart of the ESSA accountability system and how 2021–22 school year results will be used to make accountability determinations for the 2022-23 school year as required by ESSA.  The webinar explains changes the New York State Education Department (NYSED) plans to submit to the United States Department of Education (USDE) as an addendum to the current State ESSA plan.  The ESSA Accountability State Plan Addendum, if approved, would allow NYSED to modify accountability indicators, the methodology for making accountability determinations, and the exit criteria for previously identified schools.  The plan addendum would also allow NYSED to make accountability determinations based solely on the use of 2021–22 school year data. 

After viewing the webinar, we invite you to provide your valuable input regarding NYSED’s ESSA Accountability State Plan Addendum using the public comment form found below.   

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability State Plan Addendum Webinar 
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability State Plan Addendum Webinar-PDF Version

NYSED 2022-23 School Year ESSA Accountability State Plan Addendum Public Comment

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is accepting public comment on the ESSA Accountability State Plan Addendum to New York State’s Approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan related to restarting the accountability system for the 2022-23 school year.

NYSED is accepting public comment through 5:00 PM EST on Friday, August 5, 2022.  

If the ESSA Accountability State Plan Addendum is approved by USDE, New York's accountability system for the 2022-23 school year based upon 2021-22 school year results will:

  • Use only 2021-22 school year data
  • Use modified scenario tables for identification criteria
  • Split Composite Performance into two indicators: Weighted Average Achievement and Core Subject Performance (Core is a new indicator for HS)
  • Include ELP indicator; use a 1-year roster instead of 2 years
  • Use cut-points based on ranking to establish Performance levels for Weighted Average Achievement, Core Subject Performance, Graduation Rate, and Chronic Absenteeism
  • Not use Growth, Academic Progress, and College, Career, and Civic Readiness (CCCR) accountability indicator
  • Use modified exit criteria using multiple pathways

The full text of the ESSA Accountability State Plan Addendum can be found here

The public comment form can be found using this Microsoft Forms link provided here.  Before submitting public comment, all stakeholders are highly encouraged to view the NYSED accountability plan addendum webinar which will help to better inform stakeholder input.  The public comment form will remain open till 5:00PM EST on Friday, August 5, 2022.  The public comment form was created using Microsoft Forms and can be translated into languages other than English with a browser’s translator.  Further instructions on how to translate the form can be found here. Questions concerning this survey can be directed to accountinfo@nysed.gov.   

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Restart Webinar and Survey

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Restart Webinar for the 2021-22 School Year 

This webinar provides an overview of the recent accountability waiver denial, flexibilities and constraints given by the United States Department of Education (USDE) for restarting the accountability system, and a description of the state of the accountability indicators in the 2021-22 school year.   

After viewing the webinar, we invite you to provide your valuable input regarding possible modifications to New York State’s ESSA Accountability System for the 2021-22 school year through a survey, “A Survey for Possible Accountability System Modifications for the 2021-22 School Year.”   

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Restart Webinar 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Restart Power Point Presentation

A Survey for Possible Accountability System Modifications for the 2021-22 School Year   

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is accepting stakeholder input on possible modifications to New York State’s accountability plan for determining school accountability based on results from the 2021-22 school year.  To seek input from teachers, principals, superintendents, parents, and other stakeholders, NYSED has developed “A Survey for Possible Accountability System Modifications for the 2021-22 School Year.”  The United States Education Department (USDE) is allowing States to modify accountability indicators and processes, provided those changes are consistent with the requirements of Section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Some of the survey questions will request input on the methodology by which schools and districts are identified and the calculation methods used to generate accountability indicators.   

The survey can be found using this Microsoft Forms link provided here.  Before completing this survey, all stakeholders are highly encouraged to view the NYSED accountability waiver denial webinar which will help to better inform stakeholder participation in the survey.  The survey will remain open till 5:00PM EST on Friday, April 29, 2022.  The survey was created using Microsoft Forms and can be translated into languages other than English with a browser’s translator.  Further instructions on how to translate the form can be found here. Questions concerning this survey can be directed to accountinfo@nysed.gov.   

The Office of Accountability (OA), in alignment with the approved New York State ESSA plan and Commissioner’s Regulations, oversees the accountability data of schools and districts in the following areas: