Congratulations to Ashli Skura Dreher, a high school special education teacher at the Lewiston-Porter Central School District in Youngstown, NY, for being named the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year!
This animated video provides a simplified explanation of how New York State calculates student growth based on state tests for 2012-13 by looking at student performance from one year to the next, and by comparing the change in a student's performance to that of other students in the state with similar academic history and similar characteristics.
Across New York State, district administrators, principals, teachers, and BOCES are working hard to implement Common Core standards and instruction into their classrooms and schools. Their hard work is paying off and positively impacting all students. Watch this video illustrating how Common Core instruction is happening in classrooms across the state. In New York State, Teaching is the CORE.