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Charter School Data Dashboards

Metrics and data were selected for the data dashboard according to the following criteria:

  • Data is publicly available and verifiable. Data comes from the New York State Education Department (NY SED) or the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE).
  • Metrics are clear. Through titles and tooltips, metrics should be understandable for a wide range of audiences. More technical audiences can find out more about each metric by clicking on the data items below.
  • Data is consistent. Data for each metric comes from the same source for each school, and data for all metrics is for the same school year unless explicitly noted otherwise.
  • Metrics relate to key topics of discussion within the charter sector. Metrics are shown if they are central to the debate about school characteristics, performance, and demographics.

 


General Notes

When a school does not qualify for a data field, the metric will not be shown. Metrics are often specific to certain grade ranges and are not shown for schools that do not serve students in the applicable grades. Additionally, schools may not qualify for a data field due to government rules which require the suppression of subgroup data when reporting on a small number of students (to protect student anonymity). Because of this data suppression, schools will often have subgroup achievement results for some subgroups, but not all.Return to the top

Schools with 100% special education populations are excluded from district comparison groups. Schools in District 75, along with New York City Center for Autism Charter School, which only serves students with autism, are considered separately from the rest of the schools in the city.Return to the top

For high schools, district comparison groups are drawn from all district non-transfer high schools in NYC. School choice in NYC is near universal at the high school level, and most high school students in NYC travel across geographic district lines to attend school. Therefore, charter high schools are compared to other high schools citywide. NYC has a separate set of transfer high schools specifically designed for overage under-credited students which are considered separately, including John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School.Return to the top

For elementary, middle, and K-8 schools, district comparison groups are drawn from schools in the same community school district (CSD). For non-high schools, charter schools are compared to district non-high schools in the same community school district (CSD), with exceptions for metrics where there is a small sample size of such schools. For full detail on district comparison groups, see the notes belowReturn to the top

Total Enrollment
Total student enrollment by grades. Data Source: New York State Education Department, 2018-19 school year. Return to the top

State Exam Proficiency
State exams are administered each spring to all students in grades 3-8. Scores on exams (called "scale scores") are converted to levels ranging from 1-4. Students scoring higher than level 4 are “advanced,” students scoring higher than level 3 are “proficient,” students scoring at level 2 are “partially proficient” and students scoring at level 1 are considered to be “well below proficient.” The comparison group is district school students in the same CSD in the same grades as those served by the school. Test results are also presented for subgroups. Data Source: 2018-19 NYSED 3rd-8th grade state test results.Return to the top

State Exam Mean Scale Score
The mean of all scaled student test scores. The comparison group is district school students in the same CSD in the same grades as those served by the school. Data Source: 2018-19 NYSED 3rd-8th grade state test results.Return to the top

4-Year Graduation Rate
The four-year graduation rate reflects the percentage of students in the school's four-year cohort that graduate with a Regents or Local Diploma, including August graduates. The comparison group is all district high schools, with the exception of transfer high schools. Data Source: NYSED Graduation Rate Database, 2017-18 graduates (four-year cohort entering 2013-14).Return to the top

Regents Proficiency
The percentage of students taking the shown Regents Exam who were able to pass. Students must pass five Regent exams in specific subjects with a score of 65 or higher in order to receive a Regents diploma. Shown here are the passing rates for the Integrated Algebra, the Common Core Algebra, the Comprehensive English, and the Common Core English exams. The comparison group is all district students taking the exam, excluding students in transfer high schools. Data Source: NY SED School Report Cards, 2017-18 school year. Return to the top

Economically Disadvantaged
Economically disadvantaged students are those who participate in, or whose family participates in, economic assistance programs, including free or reduced price lunch, Social Security Insurance (SSI), Food Stamps, Foster Care, Refugee Assistance, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Safety Net Assistance (SNA), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Students are eligible for free lunch when family income is below 130% of the federal poverty line; students are eligible for reduced-price lunch when family income is between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty line.Return to the top

Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities are those students with Individualized Education Programs.Return to the top

English Language Learners
English Language Learners are classified based on the Home Language Survey and LAB-R test results.Return to the top

Average Daily Attendance Rate
The annual attendance rate for the school as reported in the school's NYC DOE School Quality Report. Schools that received an Elementary/Middle report, the attendance rate includes the attendance for all K-8 students on the school’s register at any point during the school year. Pre-K is excluded, and grades 9-12 are excluded in a report where the school serves grades 6-12 or K-12. Schools that received a High School progress report, the attendance rate includes the attendance for all high school students on the school’s register at any point during the school year. Students in grades 6-8 and K-8 are excluded for schools serving students in grades 6-12, and K-12, respectively. Data Source: NYC DOE School Quality Reports, 2017-18 school year. Return to the top

Rigorous Instruction
The percentage of School Survey respondents answering positively that the school’s curriculum and instruction are designed to engage students, foster critical thinking skills, and are aligned to the Common Core. The comparison group is citywide respondents. Data Source: NYC DOE School Quality Reports, 2017-18 school year. Return to the top

Collaborative Teachers
The percentage of School Survey respondents answering positively that the school’s teachers participate in opportunities to develop, grow, and contribute to the continuous improvement of the school community. The comparison group is citywide respondents. Data Source: NYC DOE School Quality Reports, 2017-18 school year. Return to the top

Supportive Environment
The percentage of School Survey respondents answering positively that the school establishes a culture where students feel safe, challenged to grow, and supported to meet high expectations. The comparison group is citywide respondents. Data Source: NYC DOE School Quality Reports, 2017-18 school year. Return to the top

Effective School Leaders
The percentage of School Survey respondents answering positively that the school leadership inspires the school community with clear instructional vision and effectively distributes leadership to realize this vision. The comparison group is citywide respondents. Data Source: NYC DOE School Quality Reports, 2017-18 school year. Return to the top

Strong Family-Community Ties
The percentage of School Survey respondents answering positively that the school forms effective partnerships with families and outside organizations to improve the school. The comparison group is citywide respondents. Data Source: NYC DOE School Quality Reports, 2017-18 school year.Return to the top

Trust Between School Community Members
The percentage of School Survey respondents answering positively that the school’s administrators, educators, students, and families are based on trust and respect. The comparison group is citywide respondents. Data Source: NYC DOE School Quality Reports, 2017-18 school year.Return to the top