SCHOOL ALLOCATION MEMORANDUM NO. 94, FY 2018

 

DATE:

December 19, 2017

TO:

Community Superintendents

 

High School Superintendents

 

Field Support Center Teams

 

School Principals

 

FROM:

Raymond J. Orlando, Chief Financial Officer

 

SUBJECT:

ELA/Math Supplemental Support Services

 

This memorandum funds additional support for students who are performing well below proficiency, in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math, to improve their literacy and mathematics skills.

 

FY 2018 Criteria:

The allocation is based on the following criteria:

1)    Performance on the 2016-2017 New York State exams is multiplied by the 2017-2018 projected register.  Academic performance is measured as follows:

a. ES/MS: The number and percentage of students who scored at Level 1 on state exams for grades 3-8 out of students who took the math exam; and the number and percentage of students who scored at Level 1 on state exams for grades 3-8 out of students who took the English exam;

b. HS: Students in grades 9-12 who scored below 65 on the 2017 math Regents exams of those who sat for a January, June and/or August exam; and students in grades 9-12 who scored below 65 on the 2017 English Regents exam of those who sat for a January, June and/or August exam.

 

2)    2016-2017 Economic Needs Index multiplied by the 2017-2018 projected register. The Economic Needs Index ratings are found in the 2016-2017 School Quality Reports.

 

Two-thirds of the funds are being allocated on the basis of performance and one-third based on Economic Needs Index indicators. This weighting is achieved by multiplying the school’s estimated performance count by a factor of 2. However, any school with performance or poverty registers that would have generated an allocation of less than $5,000 will not receive any funds.  Instead these funds will be redistributed to the schools with registers that generate an allocation of greater than $5,000. No school with a 2017-2018 FSF percent greater than 100% will receive additional funding.

 

            Guidelines for Supplemental Allocation:

Schools receiving this allocation should use these funds to support the implementation of Academic Intervention Services.  As noted in this NYCDOE memo, the New York State Board of Regents voted to amend Commissioner’s Regulations §100.2. As a result of this amendment, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued this memo on August 9, 2016 outlining a two-step method to assist in identifying students in grades 3–8 who are eligible for Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

 

for the 2017–2018 school year. Please carefully review the NYCDOE memo as you work to implement your AIS plan as described in your 2017-2018 Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). Funds can be spent on activities such as research-based intervention programs, protocols and related assessment tools for use in the various targeted intervention tiers of service, Saturday academies, after-school sessions, computer and web-based programs aligned with Common Core Standards and a targeted, diagnostic-prescriptive model of intervention, as well as other types of support in accordance with the school’s overall academic intervention services plan.

 

Funds should be scheduled in the TL ELA/Math Student Support allocation category.

 

Download a copy of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 94

 

Attachment(s):

Table 1 – ELA/Math Supplemental Support Services Allocation Summary

Table 2 – ELA/Math Supplemental Support Services Allocation Detail

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C:        Phil Weinberg

Anna Commitante

Alice Brown