Important Announcement

Dear Families;

2014 PUBLIC TEST DATA and ANNOTATED QUESTIONS

District-level and building-level results on the 2014 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments were recently made public.  The link to the data is below.

 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/pressRelease/20140814/home.html

 

In addition, NYSED released 50% of the questions to the public along with annotations to explain the types of thinking expected from the students.  Below is a link to these and other resources.

 

https://www.engageny.org/resource/interpreting-3-8-ela-mathematics-tests-results-score-reports

 

In October, we plan to present our school's results to the Board of Education - details to follow!  If you have any questions please call Mr. Brown at 631-2440 ex.132 or you may call my office 631-2440 ex.103.

 

Thank-you Dr. Douglas  


Dear Families,

This week we received new guidelines from the New York State Education Department on student data privacy rights and security. I am very pleased to inform you that the legislature has developed very new and significant guidelines to ensure the privacy rights of students is maintained.  The new bill is entitled, Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.  In order to comply with the July 29th deadline imposed by the legislature, we are posting this information on our website; it can be accessed using the following link: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/docs/parents-bill-of-rights.pdf.

Additionally, we have posted the school district's policy #5550 on Student Privacy Rights for you to review. This policy will be updated to comply with the new regulations from the state education department.

Please know that there is more work to be done to ensure that these new regulations permeate throughout all of our work in our district, as per the new law. I look forward to continuing to develop the appropriate regulations and processes to ensure your children's privacy rights are not violated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 914-631-2440 x103.

Sincerely,
Valencia F. Douglas, Ed.D.
Superintendent

 

 

 

Policy5550.pdf

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