New York



State Governance

State Board of Education

The New York state board of regents consists of 17 members, each serving a five-year term. Board members are appointed by the legislature.

The state board has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Appointing the Chief State School Officer
  • Summative Assessments (Shared Authority)
  • Jointly Authorizing Charter Schools
  • Higher Education
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Special Education

Governor

Andrew Cuomo (D)

Chief State School Officer

MaryEllen Elia

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 49.4%

English Language Learners: 2.5%

Served by IDEA: 16.6%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

Adjust cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1998

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 248

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 106,483

Charter School Cap Law: There is a cap of 460 start-up charter schools.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

New York intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about New York’s ESSA approach.