The New York State School Report Card is an important part of the Board of Regents’ effort to raise learning standards for all students. It provides information to the public on the school’s status under the State and federal accountability systems, on student performance, and on other measures of school and district performance. Knowledge gained from the school report card on a school’s strengths and weaknesses can be used to improve instruction and services to students.
State assessments are designed to help ensure that all students reach high learning standards. They show whether students are getting the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at the elementary, middle, and commencement levels and beyond. The State requires that students who are not making appropriate progress toward the standards receive academic intervention services.