PS 596X Instructional Focus
2021 - 2022

Our Collective Commitment to Accelerating Learning

 2021 – 2022

We believe that you can only accelerate learning by employing Culturally Responsible Sustaining Education practices with the ultimate goal of ensuring high expectations and rigorous instruction. That begins with creating a welcoming and affirming environment while using inclusive curricula and assessments. And it is all accomplished by creating space and time for ongoing and targeted collaborative professional learning for educators. 

2021 – 2022 Chancellor’s Academic Priorities

Focusing on Early Childhood Literacy
Investing in Special Education
Ensuring Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Curriculum in Every School
Developing Our Students as Digital Citizens
Providing Greater Support for our Multilingual Learners (MLs) and their families
Ensuring Our Students are College and Career Ready

Chancellor’s Instructional Principles & P596x Plan of Action

Welcoming and Affirming Environment
High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction
Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment
Ongoing Professional Learning and Support

P596X Instructional Focus

 Prioritizing Student SEL growth through the use of Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Framework, including the P596X schoolwide “Book of the Month” Program & Rethink, resulting in an increase of students social and emotional learning skills, as measured by summative and formative assessments.

P596X CEP Goals


By June, 2022, all elementary students will show an increase in reading comprehension skills by 5%, from 53% to 58%, as measured by SANDI.


By June 2022, all elementary students will increase their skills in Operations and Algebraic Thinking by 5% from 53% to 58% as measured by SANDI

Quality Individualized Education Program:

By June, 2022, there will be an increase in alignment between the Present Levels of Performance (PLOP) and the Annual Goal sections of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) by 50% from 25% to 75% as measured by the NYCDOE IEP Review Checklist.

Supportive Environment Framework:

By June, 2022, practices related to Social-Emotional Support will improve 33%, from 42% to 75%, as measured by positive NYC School Survey responses, resulting in improved Safety & Restorative Approaches to Behavior.


Students will demonstrate an increase in comprehension as evidenced by Formative and Summative Assessments:

  • The Hallmark Protocol Instructional Target Data Collection Form

  • Fountas & Pinnell Running Records and Edmark Assessments

  • SANDI/FAST Assessments