School aid endangered by Common Core opt-outs
A school superintendent group says students opting out of Common Core reading and math tests in 2015 could cost Long Island school districts $209 million in federal and state aid. Here are details released by the group for each district. The table includes enrollment from preschool through 12th grade, the state's financial need designation for the districts, the combined wealth ratio and the percentage of students who declined to take the standardized tests. Learn more about what the superintendents say about the threat to school aid.
Combined wealth ratio is one of the factors used by the state in determining school districts' eligibility for state aid. CWR is based half on taxable property wealth, half on personal income. Ratios compare each district's wealth to a state average of 1.00. Thus, a district with a CWR of 1.10 would be 10 percent wealthier than the state average. A district with a CWR of 0.90 would be 10 percent less wealthy. This database was posted Jan. 22, 2016.