Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES has been awarded $374,324 through a “Teaching is the Core” grant from New York State Education Department, funded through New York’s federal Race to the Top resources. The 13 districts served through this grant include Allegany-Limestone, Andover, Cuba-Rushford, Genesee Valley, Hinsdale, Olean, Pioneer, Portville, Randolph Academy, Salamanca, Scio, West Valley and Wellsville.
The primary purpose of this grant is to improve the quality of all educational assessments, while also reducing the number of assessments that do not contribute to teaching and learning. In addition, this grant can help districts identify and/or develop high-quality assessments already in use for instructional or other curricular purposes that can simultaneously be used for Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) purposes.
Please see the attached document for details on the proposed work plan and most recent review.