New York State

School Under Registration Review (SURR) Status

For Alternative Education Center at James Lofton 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 1999-2000 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

 

High School ELA Measured by the Annual Cohort

School Year

1999-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

2004-2005

Target PI

NA

55

58

82

90

CLOSED

Measured PI

32

38

29

41

48

-

Minimum PI

NA

55

58

82

90

CLOSED

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

In September 2002, this school opened as a redesigned school and was given new performance targets for the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 school years. 1999-2000 through 2001-02 performance and targets are based upon the percentage of the annual high school cohort meeting graduation assessment requirements.2002-2003 through 2004-05 performance and targets are based upon the High School Performance Index.This school was closed as of June 2004.

 

Mathematics Performance

 

High School Mathematics Measured by the Annual Cohort

School Year

1999-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

2004-2005

Target PI

NA

55

58

82

90

CLOSED

Measured PI

45

38

36

31

34

-

Minimum PI

NA

55

58

82

90

CLOSED

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

In September 2002, this school opened as a redesigned school and was given new performance targets for the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 school years. 1999-2000 through 2001-02 performance and targets are based upon the percentage of the annual high school cohort meeting graduation assessment requirements.2002-2003 through 2004-05 performance and targets are based upon the High School Performance Index.This school was closed as of June 2004.