NCLB, ESEA, and New York State Accountability
Districts, public schools, and charter schools are held accountable for the performance of their students according to federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB), federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and state regulations. Districts and school are assigned a "status" based on their performance and are subject to certain consequences if their performance is not satisfactory. Districts and schools that are high performing or making significant improvements in their performance are also identified and rewarded.
The Office of Accountability's web site contains detailed and up-to-date information on accountability policy, school and district accountability statuses, and alternative methods of determining accountability for special schools.
Understanding How Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Accountability Is Determined
- Determining AYP in 2014-15 (742KB) (Updated 10/9/15)
- Determining AYP in 2013-14 (593KB)
- Determining AYP in 2012-13 (544KB)
- Determining AYP in 2011-12 (500KB)
Other Accountability Information
- Effective Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)
- Need/Resource Capacity Categories & District List (275KB) (Revised 5/9/2012)
- Accountability Appeal Application for AYP Determinations Using 2013-14 Data (68KB)