on the Condition of New York Schools to be Presented at Forum
James Goldsberry(518) 437-4980
N.Y. (September 19, 2003) -- The University at Albany's Education
Finance Research Consortium (EFRC) and the New York State
Board of Regents will sponsor a public forum to present two
condition reports on New York public schools. The forum will
be held on Friday, September 26th, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
at the State Museum Theater's Cultural Education Center in
Albany. Both condition reports provide useful insights into
important areas of education finance in New York.
This interactive forum will provide attendees
the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and suggest
avenues for future research. There is no charge to attend
the forum but attendees are asked to pre-register to help
ensure sufficient forum materials. Please visit the EFRC's
website at http://www.albany.edu/edfin
for a registration form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 518-442-3862.
Score Gaps in New York State Schools: What do 4th and 8th
Grade Results Show?" by Amy Ellen Schwartz and
Leanna Stiefel (New York University) with Colin Chellman (New
York University). This report examines the test score gaps
in 4th and 8th grades by race and ethnicity, income and gender
for all schools in New York State in the 2001-2002 school
year. It reviews the magnitude and distribution of gaps, identifies
characteristics of schools that beat the odds by reversing
or eliminating gaps and examines relationships between size
of gaps and school and district characteristics.
Implementation of Academic Intervention Services (AIS) In
NYS: Implications for School Organization and Instruction"
by Kieran Killeen (University of Vermont) and John Sipple
(Cornell University). This report describes the structural
elements and instructional practices related to AIS programs.
It identifies AIS program characteristics as they have been
implemented across NYS middle and high schools, compares AIS
staffing patterns to general NYS teacher staffing patterns
and classifies AIS program characteristics and staffing by
wealth, geographic location and school performance.
Finance Research Consortium, a collaborative research and
policy venture between the New York State Education Department,
the New York Board of Regents, and the University at Albany,
is located in the University's Center for Policy Research.