School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 82%
New York has a strong law because the SUNY Charter Schools institute is an incredibly strong charter school authorizer. SUNY Schools have incredible amounts of independence from needless regulations and the independence has paid off as SUNY authorized charter schools are some of the top schools in the state creating widespread opportunity for students.
Online Learning Score: 62%
New York could improve student access to online and blended options by revisiting policies related to class-size, teacher ratios, enrollment, and funding restrictions. The state prohibits full-time online schools and allows only district-led online and blended activities. New York’s Department of Education launched a statewide virtual learning initiative to support the growth of effective online and blended instruction and harness the capacity and needs of all school districts and BOCES. Student eligibility in digital learning environments in New York is not based on prior-year enrollment in the public-school system.
Teacher Quality Score: 85%
Student performance counts for half of a teacher’s evaluation score as determined by the states effectiveness matrix. Teachers can be removed for incompetence after one year of ineffective ratings and must be removed after three years of ineffective ratings. Teachers effectiveness is the primary determining factor when determining tenure. However, Effective teachers are ineligible for performance pay.