Long Island school rankings, 2014-15
The New York State Department of Education's accountability designations categorize schools and districts into four performance tiers. From lowest to highest, they are:
- Priority: Schools or districts in the lowest 5 percent statewide for English and math that are not making progress from the previous year.
- Focus: Schools or districts that "must develop comprehensive plans to support improvement efforts."
- Local Assistance Plan: Schools or districts that need to improve performance to avoid slipping into the Focus category. This category functions as a watch list and there are 49 Long Island schools with this designation.
- Good standing: Schools or districts that meet state criteria for adequate performance.
In addition, the state designated as "reward schools" those that have made yearly progress in a range of accountability categories. Ninety-nine Long Island schools received this designation.