Budget Vote: May 21, 2013 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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2012-13 Events Calendar
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State Report Cards
The NYS 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. Bethlehem's most current NYS Report Card, released in Spring 2012, covers the 2010-2011 school year.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), signed into law by President George W. Bush in January 2002, is a sweeping piece of legislation intended to ensure that schools provide parents with more accountability, choice and information. Its passage signaled an increase in the federal government's role in dictating how education is delivered at the local level.
Below are some links to learn more about NCLB.
• Highlights Newsletter story - What NCLB means for Bethlehem's schools (December 2002)
• New York State Education Department - NCLB information
• U.S. Department of Education - NCLB information
[Please note: Links to external Web sites are provided as a resource and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Bethlehem Central School District.]
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. In addition, all fifth- and eighth-graders must take a state social studies test.
High School students in New York State are required to pass five Regents exams in order to graduate -- in English, Math A, U.S. History & Government, Global History, and one science subject area.
New York State mandates that all public school district offer Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to any student who is falling behind in meeting the state standards.
Students are identified for AIS according to their performance on the state ELA, math, social studies and science exams in grades 4, 5 and 8. Bethlehem students who score in Performance Levels 1 and 2 are eligible to receive AIS in the designated subject area.