SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The New York State Education Department is accepting public comments on its proposed plan to restart the federally required accountability system for the 2022-23 school year based on results from the previous year.
The proposed accountability plan addresses disruptions caused by the pandemic and modifies accountability indicators and processes to best support schools across the state.
“Throughout the pandemic, the Department paused the federally mandated accountability system so that our schools were not adversely impacted by the disruptions of COVID-19. To comply with the U.S. Department of Education’s requirement to restart this system, the Department has developed a plan to support the schools that need it most,” said NYS Education Department Chancellor Lester Young. “
The pandemic brought multiple irregularities and disruptions from 2019 to 2022.
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Based on statutory requirements and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), the NYS Education Department consulted with accountability and assessment experts, educational leaders from other states, and stakeholders to develop a plan to restart the accountability system.
The proposed plan, which requires approval from the USDE, would restart the accountability system in the 2022-23 school year using data from the 2021-22 year.
The plan includes modifications to New York’s accountability indicators, revisions to the methodology for determining accountability identifications, and modifications of exit criteria for identified schools.
The fully drafted accountability plan can be found HERE.
A public comment form can be found HERE.
The NYSED will accept public comments through August 5.