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E401 – Student Achievement

  • Effective - 4/23/2013
  • Revision - 5/26/2020

Reference: Appendix “Academic Growth Evaluation and Monitoring Criteria”

  1. The Board recognizes that providing a quality education for students includes ensuring that a variety of opportunities are made available at all levels to students such as STEM, music, art, physical education, leadership, character education, etc.  Additionally, the Board of Education believes in the importance of student growth and progress and supports assessment practices that inform instruction to meet the needs of all learners in every field of opportunity.
    Information on the breadth of educational opportunities as well as student growth measurements will be disseminated in multiple formats to school community groups, parents, and school leaders.
  2. Evidence of the above will be provided through multiple means, including:
    1. Student growth and achievement will be demonstrated through ACT data, state literacy annual report data, and high school graduation rates.
      1. Elementary Level - With consideration that literacy is a primary focus of the District, the following K-6 data points will be used to determine student growth and achievement.
        1. Acadience (grades K-3)
          Evaluation Criteria:  Percentage of the District's elementary schools whose most recent year's 3rd grade End of Year (EOY) percentage on benchmark is

          1. greater than 90%; OR
          2. greater than the prior year's EOY percentage on benchmark.
        2. RISE - Language Arts (grades 4-6)
          Evaluation Criteria:  Percentage of the District’s elementary schools whose most recent year’s language arts percent proficient is

          1. greater than 90%; OR
          2. greater than the prior year’s language arts percent proficient.
        3. RISE - Math (grades 4-6)
          Evaluation Criteria:  Percentage of the District’s elementary schools whose most recent year's math percent proficient is

          1. greater than 90%; OR
          2. greater than the prior year's math percent proficient.
        4. RISE - Science (grades 4-6)
          Evaluation Criteria: Percentage of the District’s elementary schools whose most recent year's science percent proficient is
          c) greater than 90%; OR
          d) greater than the prior year's science percent proficient
      2. Middle Level
        1. Students advance to high school with full credits and in line for graduation. Evidenced by the decreasing number of students who are credit-deficient at the end of 9th grade.
          1. less than 10%; OR
          2. less than the credit deficiency rate for the previous year’s class.
        2. RISE Scores – Language Arts (grades 7-8), Math (grades 7-8), Science (grades 7-8) Evaluation Criteria: Percentage of the District’s middle schools whose most recent year's percent proficient is
          1. greater than 90%; OR
          2. greater than the prior year's percent proficient.
        3. Advanced Placement (AP)
          Evaluation Criteria: Percentage of AP tests passed for the most recent year is

          1. greater than 80%; OR
          2. greater than the percentage of AP tests passed for the prior year.
      3. High School Level
        1. ACT (grade 11)
          Evaluation Criteria:

          1. Percentage of the District’s eleventh grade students meeting all four benchmarks for the most recent year is greater than the prior year's percentage of eleventh grade students meeting all four benchmarks; OR
          2. The District's percentage of eleventh grade students with a composite score of 18 or higher is greater than the previous year's percentage of eleventh grade students with a composite score of 18 or higher.
        2. Advanced Placement (AP)
          Evaluation Criteria:  Percentage of AP tests passed for the most recent year is

          1. greater than 80%; OR
          2. greater than the percentage of AP tests passed for the prior year.
        3. Concurrent Enrollment
          Evaluation Criteria:

          1. The October 1 enrollment percentage of students participating in concurrent enrollment courses for the most recent year is greater than the percentage for the previous year; OR
          2. the number concurrent enrollment credits earned during the most recent year is greater than the number of concurrent enrollment credits earned during the previous year.
        4. CTE Certifications
          Evaluation Criteria:  The District’s most recent year’s percentage of concentrators passing a skill test in a Program of Study of concentration in one of the foundation courses is

          1. great than the previous year’s percentage; OR
          2. the State negotiated percentage for the most recent year.
        5. Graduation Rates
          Evaluation Criteria:  The graduation rate for the most recent year’s graduating class is

          1. greater than 90.0%; OR
          2. greater than the graduation rate for the previous year’s graduating class.
    1. See APPENDIX “Academic Growth Evaluation and Monitoring Criteria” for current Ends goals and accountability markers.
    2. Multiple educational opportunities that are provided to students will be shared through the District and school websites, school community councils, and district and local PTA meetings.