May 27, 2013

Errors found in state report on AVCS


---- — CLINTONVILLE — AuSable Valley Central School’s 2011-12 State Accountability Report, issued by the State Education Department, contains incorrect information, the district says.

The state issues a Report Card on Schools for each district, including ratings for test scores and other factors. 

The report states that the school’s secondary-level English-language arts participation rate was 52 percent. However, according to AVCS Superintendent Paul Savage, the school’s actual participation rate was 100 percent.

In addition, he said, the report incorrectly states that the school did not meet the state’s performance index target for secondary-level English-language arts.

“We estimate our performance index to be substantially greater than the target set by the State Education Department,” Savage said in a letter to the Press-Republican.

The errors, he noted, are the result of the district’s June 2011 High School English 11 Regents scores being mistakenly omitted from the report.

“These issues have been acknowledged by the State Education Department,” Savage said.

“The data has been corrected, and subsequent Accountability Reports will reflect that our High School (English language arts) results far exceed the state’s requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress.”