Where can I find definitions of data that are in the NYS Report Cards?

Definitions of accountability data in NYS Report Cards are in an “Accountability Data – Glossary of Terms” document; definitions of remaining data are in a “Report Card Data – Glossary of Terms” document. Data sources, reporting timelines, and business rules, such as those used for suppression and specific aggregations are in a “Business Rules” document. All three documents can be found on data.nysed.gov by selecting  “School Report Card” under “School Data.” Definitions of data in the report card database are in the “ReadMe” PDF that accompanies the database. Both database and ReadMe document can be found on data.nysed.gov by selecting “Downloads” in the upper right corner of the screen and selecting the report card database for the year for which you are interested in data.