NYS Education Posting Requirements
Below you will find NYS Education Department initiatives that Cuba-Rushford is involved in that are posted for our parents and community members to be aware of and join in on the conversations. These topics are usually discussed in open forum or reported on at the monthly Board of Education Meetings. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your child's principal or my offices.
Carlos Gildemeister - Superintendent
Teach More, Test Less: Testing Transparency Reports
Based on the concerns conveyed to the Commissioner surrounding the use of assessments, and in accordance with Section 1 of Subpart F of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2014, the Commissioner directed the Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness to review each district’s and BOCES’ APPR plan to identify opportunities for local action to ensure the minimum assessments necessary are used to inform effective decision making. The Department encourages leaders to use the Testing Transparency Report to help review their currently approved APPR plan to identify modifications that would be approvable by the Department and result in less testing for students. The Department has consistently communicated that the amount of testing should be the minimum necessary to inform effective decision-making at the classroom, school, district and BOCES level.
The Testing Transparency Report for Cuba-Rushford is posted below.
The Department has prepared an FAQ Document entitled “Teach More, Test Less: Testing Transparency Reports FAQ” to accompany the release of these Testing Transparency Reports, available at: https://www.engageny.org/resource/guidance-on-the-approved-regulatory-amendments-to-appr-to-help-reduce-local-testing. NYSED has also prepared resources to guide the development of APPR plans. Please visit https://www.engageny.org/resource/appr-planning.
Districts that need and/or want to make material changes to their APPR plans to reduce testing should contact the Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching is the Core: Successful Common Core Implementation Across NYS
Across New York State, district administrators, principals, teachers, and BOCES are working hard to implement Common Core standards and instruction into their classrooms and schools. Their hard work is paying off and positively impacting all students.
Cuba-Rushford was successful in securing the Teaching is the Core Grant. For more information on what we are doing to create a high quality and diverse assessment portfolio that is rigorous, comparable, reliable, valid and supports student learning while informing instruction, please click below on the attachment.