l994-l995 Regents Performance Data
to the Capital Region Districts


The 79 districts of the Capital region have been recalculated according to their "points" accumulation. The added information is the l994-l995 Regents performance data from the recently released New York: State of Learning. In terms of Regents focused reform of secondary programs, it is most encouraging to see the original fifty five "points" districts have increased by eleven.

Based upon the decision threshold rules used in the Networking High Performance text, any k-12 district could add up to 10.0 possible full points to their existing totals. Full points were given for districts that:
  • graduated 60 percent or more seniors with Regents diplomas and have and estimated 85 percent or more college bound intentions

  • had 80 percent take the year end test and, of that number, 80 percent pass in Regents Global Studies, History/Government, Intermediate Mathematics, Biology.

  • had 67 percent take the year end test and, of that number, 80 percent pass in Regents Advanced Mathemetics and Chemistry.

  • had 40 percent take the year end test and, of that number, 80 percent pass in Regents Spanish, French and Physics. One half points were also awarded for districts that came close to the required threshold tamdem of year end test taking and passing but in a different proportion. For example, a district who reported 78 percent students taking the year end test in Global Studies and 95 percent passing would receive on half point.
  • The best year performance was turned in by North Colonie district (8.0 out of 10.0), who retained its top ranking in the Capital region. Voorheesville was second, followed by Niskayuna, Bethlehem, Burnt Hills and Mechanicsville.

    Comparing the Capital region performance to the rest of the state, the top fifth of 649 districts state wide have Regents point totals between 34.0 (Garden City) and 7.0 when l994-l995 data are added. This would mean seventeen districts in the Capital region would be part of the target analogy district pool.

    An important additional statistic, the rate of climb, was derived from adding the l994-l995 information to the initial points score. The rate of climb is the one year gain expressed as a proportional ratio to the existing total. In terms of comitment to the Regents driven improvement, it is most encouraging to see that 35 districts in the region climbed at a 1.50 or better ratio in l994-l995, including ten districts moving from zero points.

    The final statistic noted are the number of Regents subject variances a district had in operation during the year. Under the method of calculation used subjects under variance were not counted for points. A district with several variances (e.g. Niskayuna, South Colonie) remain a question in terms of overall performance accounting.

    The only disheartening statistic was the continuation through the l994-l995 time frame of thirteen districts who acheived no initial Regents points.
    District County NEW-TOTAL OrigUP-Pts Climb Vari. NEW-RANK
    North Colonie Albany 26.0 18.0 1.44 0 1
    Voorheesville Albany 19.5 13.5 1.44 0 2
    Niskayuna Schenectady 16.5 14.0 1.17 3 3
    Bethlehem Albany 15.0 10.5 1.42 1 4
    Burnt Hills Saratoga 13.0 9.0 1.44 0 5
    Mechanicville Saratoga 12.0 9.5 1.26 0 6
    Averill Park Rensselaer 11.0 6.5 1.69 2 7
    Queensbury Warren 11.0 6.0 1.83 0 7
    North Warren Warren 9.5 7.0 1.35 0 8
    Guilderland Albany 9.0 6.0 1.50 2 9
    Chatham Columbia 9.0 7.0 1.28 1 9
    Shenedehowa Saratoga 8.5 6.0 1.41 1 10
    Schodack Rensselaer 8.5 5.0 1.54 0 10
    Bolton Warren 8.0 5.0 1.60 0 11
    Windham Ashland Greene 8.0 7.0 1.14 0 11
    Cambridge Washington 8.0 5.5 1.45 0 11
    Fort Edwards Washington 8.0 5.0 1.60 0 11
    Lake George Warren 6.5 4.0 1.62 0 12
    Galway Saratoga 6.5 5.0 1.30 0 12
    Brunswick Rensselaer 6.5 5.5 1.18 0 12
    Duanesburg Schenectady 6.0 3.0 2.00 0 13
    Fort Plain Montgomery 5.5 3.0 1.22 0 14
    Copake Taconic Columbia 5.5 3.0 1.83 0 14
    Argyle Washington 5.0 2.0 2.50 0 15
    Johnstown Fulton 5.0 4.0 1.25 0 15
    South Colonie Albany 5.0 3.5 1.42 3 15
    Salem Washington 4.5 4.0 1.12 1 16
    East Greenbush Rensselaer 4.0 1.5 2.66 0 17
    Johnsburg Warren 4.0 2.0 2.00 0 17
    Hunter Tannervil Greene 4.0 1.5 2.66 0 17
    Scotia Glenville Schenectady 4.0 1.5 2.66 1 17
    Greenwich Washington 3.5 3.5 1.00 0 18
    Schalmont Schenectady 3.0 2.0 1.50 0 19
    Canajoharie Montgomery 3.0 2.0 1.50 0 19
    Green Island Albany 3.0 3.0 1.00 1 19
    New-Lebanon Columbia 3.0 2.0 1.50 0 19
    Fonda Fultonville Montgomery 2.5 1.5 1.50 0 20
    Greenville Greene 2.5 2.5 1.00 0 20
    Mayfield Fulton 2.5 1.5 1.66 0 20
    Cornith Saratoga 2.5 1.5 1.66 0 20
    Fort-Ann Washington 2.5 2.5 1.00 0 20
    Northville Fulton 2.5 1.5 1.66 0 20
    Granville Washington 2.0 1.5 1.33 0 21
    Hadley-Luzurne Warren 1.5 1.0 1.50 0 22
    Revena-Selkirk Albany 1.5 1.5 1.00 0 22
    Schuylerville Saratoga 1.5 0.0 2.50 0 22
    Rensselaer Rensselaer 1.5 0.0 2.50 1 22
    Coxsackie Greene 1.5 1.0 1.50 2 22
    Ballston Spa Saratoga 1.5 0.5 1.50 0 22
    Glen-Falls Warren 1.5 1.5 1.00 1 22
    Stillwater Saratoga 1.5 0.5 2.00 0 22
    Watervliet Albany 1.5 0.0 2.50 0 22
    Hoosick-Valley Rensselaer 1.0 0.0 2.00 0 23
    Hartford Washington 1.0 0.0 2.00 0 23
    Germantown Columbia 1.0 1.0 1.00 0 23
    Amsterdam Montgomery 1.0 1.0 1.00 0 23
    Hoosick Falls Rensselaer 1.0 1.0 1.00 0 23
    Cohoes Albany 1.0 1.0 1.00 0 23
    Mohonasan Schenectady 1.0 0.0 2.00 1 23
    Berlin Rensselaer 1.0 0.0 2.00 0 23
    South-Glen Falls Saratoga 1.0 1.0 1.00 0 23
    Saratoga Springs Saratoga 0.5 0.0 1.50 0 24
    Catskill Greene 0.5 0.5 1.00 0 24
    Cairo Durham Greene 0.5 0.0 1.50 0 24
    Kinderhook Columbia 0.5 0.0 1.50 0 24

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    Districts receiving no Regents performance points:
    Albany County: Albany City, Berne-Knox-Westerlo
    Columbia County: Hudson City
    Fulton County: Broadalbin-Perth, Gloversville, Oppenheim-Emphrath
    Montgomery County: St. Johnsville
    Rensselaer County: Troy City, Lansingburgh
    Saratoga County: Waterford-Halfmoon
    Scheenctady County : Schenectady City
    Washington County: Hudson Falls, Whitehall