Office of Accountability

DTSDE Institute Training Program


NYSED Office of Accountability

Registration for the NYSED Focus District Institute and Pre-Institute Training at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY 12242 is now OPEN.

Pre-Institute Training – September 25, 2017 (for those new to DTSDE reviews)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Focus District Institute – September 26, 2017  (for new and returning participants)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m.

The Monday, September 25th Pre-Institute Training will provide an overview for those who are new to the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness process.

The Tuesday, September 26th Focus District Institute will be for both new and returning participants.  This session will focus on providing support to identified schools. 

Intended audience:


  • Those who are new to the DTSDE review process


  • Those who provide support to identified schools

Tuesday’s session will primarily focus on supporting schools, with the secondary focus being school review skills. 

  • Those who received the 2016-17 District Lead Credential and are interested in renewing the credential in 2017-18 will not be required to attend Tuesday’s session.  The renewal process will only involve an on-line assessment. 
  • Those who have not received a District Lead Credential and intend to apply for an initial credential in 2017-18 will need to attend Monday’s session.

Participants will have the option of registering for either:

  • Monday and Tuesday sessions
  • Tuesday only

Registration Information:

To register, please go to: If you do not have an account, you will need to create one prior to registering. 

Important Deadlines:

  • Registration open NOW
  • Registration closes on Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Registration payments must be received by Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Cancellation requests must be sent to NYSED by Tuesday, September 19, 2017



  • The total cost per person is $25.00
  • The rate is the same for participants who attend Monday and Tuesday as it is for the participants who select the Tuesday-only session. 
  • Food will only be served at the Tuesday session.  Participants attending on Monday will have time set aside so that they can find a place to eat lunch at the Empire State Convention Center concourse.   
  • Checks or money orders are the only acceptable forms of payment.  NO CASH OR PURCHASE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.   
  • Make checks or money orders payable to the Regents Research Fund & mail all payments to:

Attn: Christine Dunigan

Regents Research Fund

89 Washington Avenue, Room 144 EB

Albany, N.Y. 12234 

Questions:   Please direct all questions to our mailbox at   We look forward to your active engagement in the Focus District Institute.  


Last Updated: August 24, 2017