ESSA Accountability Status
The federal Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA), as adopted by New York State in January 2018, contains accountability measures related to receiving federal education funding. The intention of ESSA is to support equitable learning opportunities for all students in the state. ESSA includes multiple measures related to student learning outcomes, based on state exams, absenteeism rates, student growth, graduation rates, and college and career readiness. These measures are calculated for all students as well as identified subgroups. More specific information can be found on New York State’s Department of Education’s (NYSED) ESSA web page
or in this summary for parents
The ESSA accountability measures for the 2018-2019 school year resulted in Solvay UFSD being designated as a Targeted District due to subgroup outcomes in two of our three schools. The designation generally means Solvay will need to embark on a locally developed school improvement process. This process will include multiple stakeholders including staff, students, parents, and community members. The details and requirements of the process are not yet known. As the district learns more about the process, appropriate information will be shared with the school community.