Elementary School

NYKids has conducted two studies at the elementary level. The most recent of these, conducted in 2011, examined schools based on the performance of their critical needs populations (racial, ethnic/linguistic minorities, students classified for special education services, and low income students).

Results suggest that higher performance among critical needs students is related to:

  • Close engagement with and understanding of the population
  • Literacy and technology-enriched instruction
  • Enlightened approach to curriculum and data
  • Fluid adaptation and deployment of resources

Access findings from the Critical Needs Elementary Study

 Results from the Elementary Study of 2005

  • View or download the full report or summary
  • Case Studies of the 10 Higher-Performing Schools