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Office of Accountability

The Office of Accountability 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 in New York State. 

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

Policy, Analytics, and Research (PAR)

Who We Are

The Policy, Analytics, and Research (PAR) team is comprised of specialists focused on the metrics, policy, and resources related to New York State's accountability system.  The PAR team is led by Director Jennifer Todd and the following managers:

  • Jennifer Todd
    Director
  • Shibu Joseph
    Supervisor

What We Do

Contact Us

PAR Team (718) 722 - 4553
  • General Information Regarding the Accountability of Schools
  • Demonstrable Improvement Status of Schools in Receivership
  • Growth and English Language Proficiency measures
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:

  • Erica Meaker
    Director
  • Alexandra Pressley
    Supervisor
  • Raffaele Iorio
    Supervisor
  • Lori Genito
    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 three (3) teams of support: Leadership Support Team, Practitioners' Support Team, and Schoolwide Support Team. The supervisors of each team are as follows:'

  • Stephen Earley
    Director (Field Support Services)
  • William Diederich
    Supervisor (Leadership Support Team)
  • Melissa Foster
    Supervisor (Practitioners' Support Team)
  • Crystal Cumberbatch-Greene
    Supervisor (Alignment & Collaboration Team)

What We Do

The Field Support Services team in the Office of Accountability works in partnership with the state’s schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), and Target Districts to support their improvement efforts.  Our supports are part of 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 schools identified for CSI 
  • Providing professional learning, coaching, and networking opportunities for schools and districts

Contact Us

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

Field Support Services Office -            (518) 486-4798 fieldsupport@nysed.gov
District Improvement Planning Questions  dcip@nysed.gov
School Improvement Planning Questions  scep@nysed.gov
School Improvement Grant Questions siga@nysed.gov
Needs Assessment and Other Required Actions Questions fieldsupport@nysed.gov