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All East Ramapo K-8 Schools In "Good Standing"

On Thursday, January 17, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) unveiled district and school accountability determinations as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and New York’s ESSA plan.


The East Ramapo Central School District is proud to announce that all district schools, kindergarten through eighth grade, have received a designation of “Good Standing” for the 2018-19 academic year.


“ESSA is determined to educate the whole child. Since 2016, that's what we've been doing in East Ramapo,” said Dr. Deborah L. Wortham, Superintendent. “We are focused on school culture and a growth mindset. We do it with fidelity, and this is the outcome. I give credit to our staff, our students, our community, and our board.”


ESSA, the primary federal law for K-12 public education, aims to ensure all children get a quality education. The law requires that states hold public schools accountable for student achievement. For the 2018-19 academic year, NYSED has established a new set of indicators to measure school performance with the input of thousands of people statewide—parents, educators, and experts. The new indicators include:


  • student academic achievement;
  • student growth and school progress;
  • progress of English language learners;
  • chronic absenteeism; and
  • for high schools, graduation rates and preparing students for college, career and civic engagement.

For more information on ESSA:

Read the NYS Education Department press release.

Learn more about ESSA Accountability Status Designations.