Accountability Metrics

NYSED Accountability Status 2023-24

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 four ICSD schools as in need of support and improvement: Enfield (CSI), Beverly J. Martin (TSI), Boynton (TSI), and DeWitt (TSI). The ICSD has also been identified as a Target District (TD) because we have one or more schools identified as CSI and/or TSI. The eight other schools in the district have been designated as LSI (formerly ”In Good Standing”) schools. Communication was shared directly with families on May 17, 2024.

2022-23 Improvement Plans

Last year, Enfield and Beverly J. Martin each developed a School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP) for the 2023-24 school year based on feedback from their school communities. The plans include specific strategies for helping improve student success.

The ICSD also developed a District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) to describe how it would support the identified schools in implementing their improvement plans.

ICSD Equity Report Card 2024

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.

Graduation Rates

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

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.