Dear Heatly Families,
The New York State Education Department recently released accountability designations for all public school districts as required under the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Green Island UFSD has been named a Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) district because of its composite performance. This accountability designation means that all of Heatly’s PreK-12 students did not meet expectations in the indicators (defined below) that determine this accountability designation.
As we continually strive to improve outcomes for all students, our plan is to continue the progress we’ve made in the commitments outlined in our 2022-23 School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP). These include:
- Green Island UFSD will continue working to create a culture of care as a foundation for a positive and effective learning environment.
- Green Island UFSD will continue to meet the needs of our learners at their appropriate levels. We’re committed to supporting both students and teachers as they construct engaging and meaningful learning experiences.
In the coming weeks, we will receive additional information from NYSED and develop a plan to move forward. The district is also looking for volunteers from all stakeholder groups to join the planning committee for improvement planning. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Dan Kalbfliesh, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s important to note that accountability designations provide a small glimpse into our students’ abilities and achievements. They do not reflect the full picture of student success. This data helps Green Island UFSD understand how our students are performing compared to other students in the state. This can be very beneficial for us to know, as we can identify targeted areas for improvement and serve those students more effectively.
Green Island UFSD is dedicated to the learning journey of each of our students. We are committed to working at their level, and encourage them to reach their full potential in everything they do. By coming together as a community school, we can ensure all Heatly students, present and future, will graduate and thrive in their subsequent endeavors.
More about ESSA
Schools are held accountable for several indicators, including academic performance, English language proficiency, and absenteeism. High schools are also held accountable for graduation rates.
These measures are evaluated at the school-wide level, and also among sub-groups, such as by racial identity, disability and income level. Based on these indicators, all schools receive one of the following designations:
- Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) refers to schools experiencing low overall performance across all student groups.
- Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) applies to schools that had been identified as TSI in the 2018-19 and/or 2019-20 school years.
- Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) applies to schools or districts with specific subgroups of students experiencing low performance.
- Local Support and Improvement (LSI), formerly Good Standing, indicates that all students are meeting expectations for performance.
The state Education Department previously identified some schools demonstrating high performance and/or rapid improvement as Recognition Schools. The state has not designated any schools as Recognition Schools for the 2022-23 school year.