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New York’s State Highlights

January 03, 2006 2 min read
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Vital Statistics
Public schools 4,514
Public school teachers 216,116
Pre-K-12 students 2,864,775
Annual pre-K-12 expenditures $34.5 billion
Minority students 46.1%
Children in poverty 21%
Students with disabilities 0%
English-language learners 0%

Summary of Grades

New York performs at or above average in three of the four graded policy categories in Quality Counts.

New York ranks second in the nation in the standards and accountability category. The state earns full credit for policies related to both its academic standards and its assessments. New York’s standards in the four core subjects have been rated as clear, specific, and grounded in content at all grade spans by the American Federation of Teachers. And the state’s assessments for those subjects and grade spans are aligned with its standards.

Although above average, the state posts a less-stellar score for teacher quality. New York earns full credit for its efforts to hold schools and teacher education programs accountable for teacher quality. But the state does not require veteran teachers to undergo performance assessments to qualify for a more advanced level of certification.

In school climate, New York lags behind the nation as a whole. Although the state does well on indicators for school facilities and class size, it fares more poorly on school size and does not have a law to enforce specific penalties for incidents of school violence.

The state scores near the average in resource equity. Its wealth-neutrality score, for example, indicates that the state’s wealthier districts tend to have higher per-pupil funding levels than its poorer districts.

State Policy Report Card
New YorkAvg. State Score
Standards and accountability A B-
Efforts to improve teacher quality B- C+
School climate C C+
Resource equity C C
Overall Grade B- C+
Quality Counts Grading Breakdown
Standards and accountability Points awardedPoints possible
Standards 40 40
Assessment 30 30
School accountability 27 30
97 100
Efforts to improve teacher quality Points awardedPoints possible
Teacher education and qualifications 29.84 35
Teacher assessment 21.3 30
Professional support and training 14.55 20
Accountability for teacher quality 14.55 15
80 100
School climate Points awardedPoints possible
Engagement 9.67 15
School safety 14.58 20
Parent involvement 10.5 15
Choice and autonomy 16 20
Class size 9.66 10
School size 5.83 10
School facilities 10 10
76 100
Resource equity Points awardedPoints possible
Wealth-neutrality score 24 33.3
McLoone Index 26 33.3
Coefficient of variation 24 33.3
74 100

Note: Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.

Grading Curve A (93-100), A- (90-92), B+ (87-89), B (83-86), B- (80-82), C+ (77-79), C (73-76), C- (70-72), D+ (67-69), D (63-66), D- (60-62), F (0-59)

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