2022-23 State Accountability Designation


Congratulations! Based on 2021-22 data, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has identified Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community as a school designated for Local Support and Improvement (LSI) for the 2022-23 school year. The designation “Good Standing” has been changed to “Local Support and Improvement (LSI),” to recognize that all schools, even higher performing schools, are in a continuous improvement mode and can benefit from local support from their districts to meet students’ differentiated needs. LSI is the best accountability status currently available.


The data that was used to determine your school’s status is attached. To understand why the data led to the designation your school received, please see the NYC DOE Educator Guide to State Accountability Plan for 2022-23.


Your school’s designation is part of the state’s accountability system consistent with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requirements. In the 2023-24 school year, NYSED will be updating school accountability designations based on school year 2022-23 results. NYSED is currently working with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to create a plan for how next year’s statuses will be determined so the specifics of the plan are not known at this time. So far, they have said: “NYSED is preparing for a gradual transitioning towards an accountability system similar to the system prior to the 2019–20 school year with thoughtful modifications that will be proposed to USDE for approval as needed. Schools identified for CSI/ATSI/TSI using 2021-22 school year results will be eligible to exit status after one year if the school meets the exit criteria.”


Please share your school’s 2022-23 accountability designation with your school community by no later than March 15, 2023. Attached is a sample parent notification letter regarding your school’s designation that you can personalize with your school’s letterhead and information. Translated versions of the sample letter are available here The letters that apply to your school can be found in the folder: #1 Sample Parent Notification Letter


For more information, please see the State Accountability Support wiki. Please direct any questions about your school’s accountability designation to your Academic Policy, Performance and Assessment Lead (APPA/PAL) on your Superintendent’s team. Contact information for Superintendent team staff can be found in this directory.


Thank you,

Office of School Performance