The Cohoes City Schools' academic program provides children in Universal Prekindergarten through high school with a solid base for future success in the workplace and beyond. The district's goals extend further than aiming to have all children gain a Regents diploma. Our educators and support staff aim to educate every child in a range of disciplines, ensuring knowledge in the core areas such as math, science, literature the arts, as well as 21-century skills including life and career skills; learning and innovation skills; and information, media and technology skills.
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.
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.
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 2011-12 school year. Click here to view the report card.
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.
All students in Kindergarten through grade 9 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 in the 2013-14 school year.
For information about speech and language development and how the Cohoes City Schools work with children who require language help, click here.