New York State

School Under Registration Review (SURR) Status

For Dr. Freddie Thomas Learning Center in Rochester City School District

 

 

Commissionerís Regulations require the Commissioner to annually place under Registration Review those schools that are determined to be farthest from State standards and most in need of improvement.The Commissioner establishes a timeline by which each SURR must meet performance targets in its area(s) of identification.A school that meets these targets may be removed from registration review, except that in the schoolís first year of identification the school must not only achieve its performance targets, but also meet all State standards in its area(s) of identification to be removed from registration review.The Commissioner may recommend that the Board of Regents revoke the registration of a school that does not perform satisfactorily.Revocation of registration will prevent the school from further operation as a public school.When circumstances warrant, the Commissioner may extend the time frame for a school to make the required progress.

 

When a school is identified for registration review, a team of experts visits the school and prepares a report.Each district develops a Corrective Action Plan and each school develops a Comprehensive Education Plan to address the recommendations contained in the report.Both the State Education Department and the local school district provide additional support and resources to assist the school to improve.

 

A school identified for SURR may also be identified as a School In Need of Improvement for failure to make Adequate Yearly Progress as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.In this case the SURRmay also be required to offer school choice and/or supplemental educational services. The following charts display the schoolís performance on State English language arts and mathematics accountability criteria for the period from 1998-1999 to the end of the target timeline, including the year for which the school was identified, the subsequent history of measured performance, and the minimum and target levels established for the school.

 

English Language Arts Performance

 

Middle-Level ELA Measured by the Grade 8 ELA Performance Index (PI)

School Year

1998-1999

1999-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

2004-2005

Target PI

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

85

CLOSED

Measured PI

100

89

93

107

79

90

-

Minimum PI

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

85

CLOSED

This school was identified for SURR during the 1999-2000 school year. This school was given SURR performance targets on this criterion based upon its 2002-2003 school year performance. This school was closed as of June 2004.

 

Mathematics Performance

 

Middle-Level Mathematics Measured by the Grade 8 Math Performance Index (PI)

School Year

1998-1999

1999-2000*

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

2004-2005

Target PI

NA

86

86

86

86

86

CLOSED

Measured PI

27

29

46

56

43

78

-

Minimum PI

NA

57

57

57

57

57

CLOSED

This school was identified for SURR during the 1999-2000 school year.This school was given SURR performance targets on this criterion based upon its 1998-1999 school year performance.This school was closed as of June 2004.

* To be considered for removal from registration review in the year of a schoolís SURR identification, the school must achieve the State standard for the criteria for which it was identified.