About Us

The Research, Assessment, and Accountability (RAA) Department collects, analyzes, and reports student and staff data to state and federal agencies, oversees required state and local testing, and maintains the school district’s student information system (eSchoolPLUS). The department also produces reports on request from various stakeholders, and helps them to interpret and understand the information. 


What is eSchoolPLUS all about?

eSchoolPLUS is a true web-based K-12 student information management system for school districts that are looking for:

  • 100% web-based technology

  • An easy-to-use design and web browser interface

  • Leverage of a single, district-wide student database

  • Secure information access for all education stakeholders

  • Integration with other popular desktop applications

  • Performance tracking of key (NCLB) measures

 eSchoolPLUS allows Educators and Parents alike to manage their students while providing them access to the most relevant, insightful and potent information about their students, enabling them to be highly effective.

  • Easily manage day-to-day student administration and information such as demographics, scheduling, attendance, discipline, standardized tests, report cards and transcripts.

  • Provides Teachers with an integrated gradebook, assignment and attendance management system as well as the ability to easily communicate with parents.

  • Provides Parents the ability to be more informed as to their child’s grades, attendance, assignments and discipline information.

  • Equips Superintendents, Principals, other District Administrators and even School Board Members with daily school status, student performance and progress against key No Child Left Behind (NCLB) measures (such as Adequate Yearly Progress - AYP).

  • Allows District Personnel to generate an extensive number of state and regulatory reports, other educational standard reports and use of an intuitive “point and click” report writer for on-demand reporting.

Student Participation Rate In Assessments


Communication with Parents Regarding Student Participation in NYS Grades 3-8 Assessments


Participation Rate Improvement Plans

In March 2019, based on the New York State's approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan and as specified in Commissioner's Regulations §100.21, the New York State Education Department (NYSED or "the Department") posted the Participation Rate Status Report for each public school in the state on the Information and Reporting Services (IRS) portal. The Department notified each district and charter school regarding any schools that had been identified as Potential Participation Rate Improvement Plan (PPRIP) schools. Districts and charter schools were notified that should any of these schools fail again in the 2018-19 school year to either meet the 95% participation rate requirement and/or show progress for any subgroup and subject for which the school was designated as a PPRIP; the school would be required to create a Participation Rate Improvement Plan (PRIP).