Office of Accountability

Self Assessment and Alternative Cohort Accountability System

The Accountability, Policy and Administration office is responsible for determining AYP for Self Assessment schools, and schools with Alternative Cohorts.

1. If you are looking for information on completing a Self Assessment for 15-16, please scroll down to Section 1

2. For information on alternative cohort accountability, please scroll down to section 2


Section 1: Self Assessment System for Schools

In accordance with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) must be determined for each public school and charter school in the State.  To meet this requirement of NCLB, Commissioner’s Regulations Part 100.18 requires that a self-assessment be conducted in those schools for which decisions regarding AYP cannot be made based upon students’ participation in State assessments.

Questions about this requirement may be directed to Paulette Coppin at (718) 722-4553.

Self Assessment Form for 2015-16 (33 KB) MS Excel

NCLB Statewide Self Assessment Requirements for 2015-16 (28 KB)

Template of letter sent to respective Districts/Charter Schools (45 KB)


Section 2: Accountability system for schools with alternative cohort

Commissioner’s Regulations 100.18 allows schools in which more than half the students enrolled have previously been enrolled in another high school or in which more than half the enrollment is receiving special education services to voluntarily submit the performance of an alternative high school cohort.

Alternate cohort Memo (44 KB)

Alternate Cohort data submission guidelines for 2012 cohort (40 KB)


Last Updated: July 27, 2016