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Cohoes City School District

ACADEMICS

 

The mission of the Cohoes City School District, a partnership of schools, parents and the community, is to prepare its students for success in tomorrow's world.

View the district priorities and initiatives for the 2016-17 school year>>

District Goals:

  • All students will be immersed in rigorous coursework and engaged in learning that promotes curiosity, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, citizenship and compassion for others.

  • All students will be supported to meet high expectations and graduate college and career ready.

  • All teachers will have the knowledge and skills to expertly deliver instruction and meet the unique needs of all learners.

  • The district will maximize the efficiency of its resources to effectively and innovatively meet the goals and objectives of programs and services.

Academics by grade level

Elementary academics
Middle school academics
High school academics

Universal and Expanded Pre-Kindergarten

 

Common Core Learning Standards

In 2010, the New York State Education Department adopted the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). These new, more rigorous standards were developed by education, business and state leaders to better prepare students for career and college success. Click here for detailed information on Common Core Learning Standards in Cohoes.

 

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

The New York state Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) is meant to empower educators to improve the quality of instruction in schools and, in turn, to improve students’ performance and readiness for colleges and careers. Click here for detailed information on APPR in Cohoes.

 

New York State School Report Cards

The New York State Education Department releases School Report Cards on every public school and district in the state. Based on some key assessments taken by students in New York public schools, the report cards provide achievement data on districts and schools, as compared to their past years' performances and to other similar schools. Report cards are released each spring for the previous school year. Cohoes' most current NYS Report Card covers the 2012-13 school year. Click here to view the report card.

 

Students Face State Testing at all Grade Levels

The New York State Education Department mandates that all public school districts give state tests in English language arts, math and science to all students in grades 3-8. High School students in New York State are required to pass five Regents exams in order to graduate - in English, Math, U.S. History & Government, Global History and one science subject area. For more information on New York State testing for the present school year, click here.

 

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests

All students in Kindergarten through grade 8 take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests three times throughout the year. MAP tests are not intended to replace state testing that is administered annually. Instead, they complement those tests by providing a tailored, year-round assessment of each individual student. Click here for more information and a schedule of MAP testing.

 

Speech and Language

For information about speech and language development and how the Cohoes City Schools work with children who require language help, click here.

 

District Technology Plan

The Cohoes City School District updates it's Technology Plan annually. To view the current plan, click here [PDF].