Know Your Schools~for NY Kids

Know Your Schools~for NY Kids, affiliated with the School of Education, offers a variety of free school improvement resources to the community.  These resources include a) an interactive site where users can compare the performance (on NYS Assessments) of any school in the state to similar NYS schools, particularly those facing similar challenges; b) case reports of schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) whose students consistently perform better than expected; c) attractive reports that describe the differences between higher- and average-performing schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; d) “best practice” frameworks, including documentary evidence from schools that enact best practices; and e) self-surveys that users can use to compare their own schools’ practices to those of the higher performers.  The site can also be searched by keywords. New in 2012 are Institutes for building leadership teams to undertake a continuous improvement process based on best practices.

Contact: Sharon Wiles
Phone: (518) 442-5171
Email: swiles@albany.edu
Website: http://www.albany.edu/nykids
School, college, division or unit: School of Education