New York State Education Department (NYSED) Report Card
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) continues to utilize website data.nysed.gov to provide a “first step in publicly reporting educational data” in order for community members and educators to “be better informed as they work to advance student achievement” (data.nysed.gov). NYSED provides a “Report Card” in the “effort to create educational equity and raise learning standards for all students” (data.nysed.gov/essa). The website is open to the public, and users can review data from individual schools or compare data across the district.
For community members at RCS, we would encourage you to go to the website to review enrollment and demographic information, school climate reports, and academic achievement data. Below is a snapshot of the district-level webpage. You can see the various topics that may be of interest to you. You can access the complete report card here: https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000055435
Please note that RCS does not solely utilize the data housed on data.nysed.gov. We use a wide range of local assessments and surveys to monitor progress towards academic and behavioral achievement. When looking at the data provided by NYSED, we use it in conjunction with our local tests and dig deeply into areas that are in need of improvement.
There are several key areas noted on the School Report Card that RCS has also identified as goals for improvement. The first is our graduation rate. We know that students having a diploma helps in successfully completing our “3 Es” - Enrollment, Employment, or Enlistment. It is important that every student has the support they need to achieve the completion of our high school program.
The second area of improvement is in the decrease of chronic absenteeism at RCS. Chronic absenteeism is one of the main indicators reviewed by NYSED. We know that when students are in school, they achieve more academically and are more socially successful. We will be starting an attendance campaign to educate our community on the importance of coming to school.
If you have specific questions about the data, please contact our District Data Coordinator Carol Eckl, at firstname.lastname@example.org.