INTRODUCTION

The Minisink Valley Central School District mission is to encourage all students to reach their full potential by providing equal opportunity or academic, social, physical and moral education in a safe, caring and challenging environment.  In partnership with the community, we are committed to meeting and exceeding New York State Learning Standards while preparing our students to be productive, responsible citizens and life long learners.

TEACHING IS THE CORE

The New York State Department of Education has awarded a Teaching is the Core (TITC) Grant from to the OU BOCES/Division of Instructional Support Services. This grant supports the Division of Instructional Support Services work with thirteen school districts, including Minisink Valley, to explore strategies for improving the quality of assessments and assuring that educational programs are focused on high-quality, coordinated teaching, learning, and assessment of learning. For more information about this grant, please click here.

To view the Minisink Valley Assessment Inventory Summary, please click here.

NEW YORK STATE NEXT GENERATION LEARNING STANDARDS

On Sept. 11, 2017, the Board of Regents adopted the Next Generation Learning Standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. These standards replace the controversial Common Core Learning Standards and will be rolled out slowly over the next few years in order to provide adequate time for professional development and curriculum design.

New standards for science education went into effect in July 2017, and will be phased in slowly over the course of several years with full implementation expected in 2020-21.

The Next Generation Learning Standards detail what students should know and be able to do at each grade level; they do not require school districts to follow any specific curriculum.

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ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW (APPR)

To view the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Plan, please click here.  

Parent Requests for the Release of APPR Composite Score and Composite Overall Effectiveness Ratings

Under NYS Education Law, parents and legal guardians are entitled to receive the previous year's composite score and composite effectiveness ratings for the teacher(s) and building principal currently linked with their student(s).  The notice and form below have been developed by the Minisink Valley CSD to facilitate this process.

Testing Transparency Report

QUICK LINKS

Minisink Valley CSD Report Card NYSED - Common Core Learning Standards 
NYS Education Department (NYSED)        NYS Regents Assessments
NYSED - Virtual Learning System US Department of Education
NYSED - Assessments NCLB