Accountability Metrics

Goals and Priorities Surveys

The ICSD conducts annual surveys to gather student, parent/guardian, and community member perspectives on district operations, services and functions, school and community relationships, curriculum, communications, and more. Results from these surveys provide us with a better understanding of our community's needs and help us develop responsive action plans in order to better engage, educate, and empower all of our students. 

2023 End-of-Year Survey

The 2023 End-of-Year Survey was open to all 6th-12th grade students, staff, and parents/guardians from April 19 - May 3. The survey questions addressed academic learning, social-emotional learning, student input and representation, relationships with peers and teachers, and student support.

The survey had a student response rate of 41% (1,077 responses), staff response rate of 31% (581 responses), and parent/guardian response rate of approximately 37% (1,971 responses)

Click here to view the 2023 End-of-Year Survey results. Below you can view a presentation by ICSD Evaluation Officer Lynn Klankowski on key survey findings.

Presentation begins at 2:12

ICSD Equity Report Card

In the Ithaca City School District, equity is a measure of results, not inputs. We will achieve equity when all measures indicate an absence of disproportionality in participation and achievement in terms of race, class, disability, and gender. 

The ICSD Equity Report Card is a tool we use to monitor our progress towards achieving equity in twelve key measures of student achievement and engagement. It's a tool we use to help us think about and document the work we do to move us closer to this goal (for more information on the ICSD's plan to achieve equity, view our Equity Strategic Plan). We share this tool with you—our students, families, and community—as an invitation to join us in thinking about equity.

NYSED Accountability Status

New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from. In alignment with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a set of indicators to measure school performance. Each year, every school earns a score for each indicator for all students and student subgroups. These scores are then ranked across all schools within the state, and schools are assigned a performance level from 1-4 for each indicator based on where they fall in the rankings. NYSED has identified two ICSD elementary schools as in need of support and improvement: Enfield and Beverly J. Martin.

Read more about the NYSED Accountability Status for the ICSD and next steps for improving outcomes in these schools.

Improvement Plans:

NYSED Parent Dashboard

In 2020, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) launched a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard features a clean, simple design to better provide parents with information about their child’s school.