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School and District Accountability

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: