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Woodland Named a NYS Ed Dept. Recognition School

We are proud to announce that Woodland Elementary is a 2019-20 Recognition School named by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Woodland is among only 13% of all New York State public schools to receive this recognition.

“Recognition schools are the highest performing and rapidly improving schools across the state. Recognition Schools across the state demonstrate the relentless commitment of teachers, administrators, staff and parents, without whom this growth would not have been possible,” Interim NYSED Commissioner Shannon Tahoe said.

The NY State Education Department identified 582 K-12 schools that are high achieving and high progress as Recognition Schools. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, Recognition Schools are those with high academic achievement and strong progress that also perform acceptably for all subgroups for which they are accountable.

“These are exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “Recognition Schools help to ensure equity for all children across New York State.”
Each Recognition School will receive a certificate of recognition from the NYS Commissioner of Education. Congratulations to our Woodland school community.

To be identified as a Recognition School, a school must have:
  • An accountability status of Good Standing;
  • A Level 4 for the Combined Composite Performance and Growth indicator for elementary and middle schools or a Level 4 for the Combined Composite Performance and Graduation Rate for high schools for the All Students group;
  • not have a Level 1 for any accountability indicator - English language arts (ELA) and mathematics progress; Chronic Absenteeism; English language Proficiency; College, Career, and Civic Readiness for High Schools) for the All Students group;
  • not have any subgroups that were identified as Potential Targeted Support and Improvement (PTSI) based on 2018-19 school year results; and
  • not have a 2018-19 Participation Rate for ELA or Math for the All Students group that is less than 95%.  If a school did not have enough students to receive a participation rate, the school is still eligible to be identified as a Recognition School.