Differentiated Accountability External School Curriculum Audit (ESCA)
All schools identified in the Differentiated Accountability System as both Focused or Comprehensive Corrective Action (year 1) must undertake an External School Curriculum Audit (ESCA) within six months of identification. The ESCA targets the identified accountability measure(s) and subgroup(s) not making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and assesses: the alignment of the school’s curriculum with the NY State Learning Standards and the implementation of that curriculum; and the alignment of the curriculum to instruction. The ESCA results in a Curriculum Audit Report with recommendations which must be incorporated into the school’s 2011-2012 Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).
Documents that explain the ESCA process
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