Office of Accountability

Self Assessment and Alternative Cohort Accountability System


Please Note: Due to the transition to ESSA Accountability System the Self Assessment process is being revised. NYSED will contact schools required to do 2017-18 Self Assessment during the winter of 2018.

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 16-17, 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 for 2016-17

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 2016-17 (33 KB) MS Excel

NCLB Statewide Self Assessment Requirements for 2016-17 (28 KB)

Template of letter sent to respective Districts/Charter Schools (162 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.

Alternative cohort Memo (44 KB)

Alternative Cohort data submission guidelines for 2013 cohort (40 KB)

Transfer Schools List for 2017-18 School Year (13 KB)Transfer School List


Last Updated: September 14, 2018