Office of Accountability

Differentiated Accountability External School Curriculum Audit (ESCA)

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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

1. ESCA Presentation (85 KB)

2. ESCA Activities Timeline (37 KB)

3. ESCA Protocols (59 KB) | HTML

4. ESCA Mid Year Implementation and Evaluation (234 KB)

5. ESCA Project narrative for Non Title I schools (42 KB)

6. ESCA Report Template (60 KB)

7. ESCA Q and A (216 KB) | HTML


For more details contact:

New York City Rest of State
Sisteria Spann
Phone: 718-722-2647
Lee York
Phone: 518-474-5923











Last Updated: April 19, 2012