Office of Accountability

DTSDE Specialized Programs

School Principal Mentoring Program

The New York State Education State Department designed this new initiative to create a mentoring relationship between a Reward School mentor principal and Focus or Priority school mentee principals.  This opportunity will enable the Focus or Priority school principals to learn and understand the Reward School’s strategic practices that have led to high student achievement and academic success.

Professional Learning Community Program

The purpose of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Professional Learning Community (PLC) is to build the capacity of Focus District staff  to create and effectively implement a 3-year Strategic Plan for School Excellence (SPSE) that the New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) envisions will ultimately replace the requirement that Priority and Focus Schools create and implement an annual School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP). 

Certification Program

The purpose of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Certification Program is to build capacity of staff of Focus Districts in the DTSDE school review processes. 

Last Updated: October 5, 2016