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Presentations and Updates 

NYS Curriculum Resources for Families

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Curriculum & Instruction has created the resources below to help parents, families and staff support students in the subjects of Science and Physical Education.

NYSED Parent Dashboard

Starting November 30, 2020, all New York State public school districts must make the link to the NYSED (New York State Education Department) Parent Dashboard publicly accessible on their websites. This database is easy to use and provides a first step so families can be better informed as they work to advance student achievement.

Please note when referencing the NYSED Parent Dashboard: The Kinderhook (Ichabod Crane) CSD Class of 2017-18 students with AP (Advanced Placement) exam scores of 3 and higher, or passing scores on college dual-credit courses were not reported for this group of graduates. Therefore, those scores were not included in the CCCR (College, Career, and Civic Readiness) rating for that period. When these students are included, the Class of 2017-18 achieves a Level 4 (on a scale of 1-4) CCCR rating. Reporting has been accurate since this anomaly in 2017-18, and graduating classes have consistently scored 4s in this area.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

In September 2017, New York State submitted its plan for the approximately $1.6 billion New York receives annually under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The presentation below gives detailed information about the federal law that outlines how states can use federal money to support public schools.

This hand-out created by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to help parents and caregivers better understand ESSA.

Testing and Assessments

Ichabod Crane’s students take a number of exams every year — NYS Exams, Regents Exams, Local Exams and AP Exams. The New York State Education Department mandates that all public school districts give state tests in English language arts, math and science to all students in grades 3-8. High School Regents Exams are held in January, June and August.