Academics

About Academics

Gloversville offers a Pre-K-12 program designed to promote the academic and personal development of all students. GESD is dedicated to educating the “whole child” and preparing students for successful careers and rewarding lives.

Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

New York State mandates that all public school districts offer Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to any student who is falling behind in meeting 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. Gloversville students who score in Performance Levels 1 and 2 are eligible to receive AIS in the designated subject area.

Students are identified for AIS at all grade levels. The identification process is different for each level, but is always based on multiple measures:

  • Developmentally appropriate measures such as: Diagnostic assessments; Early reading assessments/literacy profiles; Assessment portfolios; Performance/demonstrations; and/or Assessments of content skills, concepts, and knowledge.
  • Tests of demonstrated technical quality such as: Standardized, norm-referenced tests (above grade three); Standardized, criterion-referenced tests; Other commercially-prepared assessments; and or Other measures that meet the standards contained in Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (American Psychological Association.)
  • Review of: Classroom performance; report card grades; and/or Student Records.
  • Recommendations from teachers, administrators, counselors, other school staff, and parents. District may also adopt or approve the procedure in grades where there are State assessments, particularly to assist in determining the level of intensity needed for services.

English as a New Language (ENL)

Gloversville offers English language learners appropriate programming in English as a New Language (ENL) classes, at all grade levels K-12.

Engage NY

Engage NY is a website of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) that provides resources for educators and parents. Information about the Next Generation Learning Standards, Professional Development and resources for parents and families are available at this link: Engage NY website.

Graduation Requirements

A full list of the graduation requirements for Gloversville High School can be found at this link: Graduation Requirements

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