More than two days after schools reopened, the New York City Department of Education is again offering guidance on how to use school systems data to improve student performance.
The city is now recommending that districts consider combining data from multiple school systems to identify trends in student achievement, according to a draft of the document released on Wednesday.
The revised guidance, which is based on the most recent data, also calls for districts to assess student achievement gaps by race and ethnicity, gender, grade level, age, ethnicity and other factors, and report those results in the most efficient manner possible.
The department has also issued guidance to districts to revise school-wide assessments and timetables to improve outcomes for students of color and students with disabilities.
The updated guidelines are the latest in a string of changes that have taken place since the New School and the city’s education department announced last month that students will be allowed to return to school Monday after the lockdown imposed by the National Guard ended.
More than 300 students are still being held at the city-run schools as of Thursday afternoon.