Accountability & Local Report Cards 2003-04

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					          Accountability &
         Local Report Cards
               2003-04
                      Susanne Bunn
        Office of Policy Research & Analysis



Presented at the OEDSA Conference - March 17, 2004
Key Changes for 2003-04
  • 18 Performance Indicators
    – 3rd Grade Reading Achievement
    – 4th Grade Proficiency (5 subjects)
    – 6th Grade Proficiency (5 subjects)
    – 9th Grade Proficiency (5 subjects)
      • Cumulative results for 10th graders
    – Graduation Rate (final 2002-03)
    – Attendance Rate
Key Changes
  • State Indicators for each designation
  Designation             % of      Number needed
                       Indicators    for districts
  Excellent            94 - 100%       17 or 18
  Effective            75 - 93.9%      14 – 16
  Continuous           50 - 74.9%       9 – 13
  Improvement
  Academic Watch       31 - 49.9%       6–8
  Academic Emergency   0 - 30.9%        0–5
Key Changes
Performance Index
  • For districts, all tested subjects in
    grades 3, 4, and 6
  • Five performance levels for new
    achievement tests
     –   Advanced = 1.2
     –   Accelerated = 1.1
     –   Proficient = 1.0
     –   Basic = 0.6
     –   Below Basic/Limited = 0.3
Key Changes
Performance Index
  • Performance Index for high schools
    to be included on the LRC workbook
  • Based on OGT reading & math
  • Will not factor into school or district
    designations
  • Provides a baseline for
    demonstrating improvement, and will
    be used to determine improvement
    criteria when 3 years of data are
    available
Key Changes
AYP Calculation
  • AYP determinations will be
    made on 4th, 6th, and OGT
    Reading & Math assessments
  • 2003-04 Goals
           Reading      Math
     4th    40.5%       35.9%

     6th    36.0%       36.8%

     OGT     TBD         TBD
           June 2004   June 2004
Key Changes
AYP Calculation
  • Annual goals for districts, schools,
    and subgroups will be based on a
    weighted average
  • Goals are calculated based on the
    proportion of tested students from
    each grade
  • Goals are calculated separately for
    each student group
  • Same method used in 2002-03
Key Changes
AYP Calculation
  • OGT results for 03-04 will be used to
    fill last year’s results when calculating
    the two year average
  • OGT results will then be combined
    with the 2 year average for 4th and 6th
    grade to produce the district-level
    percent proficient used for AYP
    calculations
Key Changes
AYP Calculation
  • Schools with only OGT results have
    two ways of meeting AYP for
    2003 - 04 only:
    1) meet annual goals on OGT
                      or
    2) meet ‘safe harbor’ -- reduce the
      percentage of students not proficient on
      9th grade proficiency test by the end of
      10th grade by 10% between 2002-03 and
      2003-04 and make improvement on the
      non-test indicator
Key Changes
Safe Harbor
  • ‘Safe Harbor’ for districts will be
    based on improvement in grades
    4 and 6 only
  • ‘Safe Harbor’ will be met if there
    is a 10% reduction in the
    percentage of 4th and 6th graders
    not proficient in 2002-03 and the
    non-test indicator goals are met
Key Changes
Graduation Rate
  • The 2003-04 Local Report Card will
    report the final 2002-03 Graduation
    Rate
  • Will include summer 2003 graduates
    and 12th grade returning withdrawals
  • Grade 13 students will not count as
    graduates, but they will be included in
    the denominator
Key Changes
Highly Qualified Teachers
  • The 2003-04 Local Report Cards
    will be the first to provide data on
    Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Data are reported during the
    FY2004 October reporting period
    which closes April 16
  • Data cannot be changed after
    the reporting period closes
Key Changes
Alternate Assessment
  • The 2003-04 Local Report Cards
    will follow federal regulations
    regarding the limited inclusion of
    alternate assessment scores to
    calculate AYP
  • Districts may request an
    exemption to exceed the 1% cap
    if specific criteria are met
Key Changes
Alternate Assessment
  • The 1% cap will apply to all proficiency
    calculations in the accountability system
    (state indicators, performance index, and
    AYP)
  • Applied separately to federal and state
    accountability measures
  • Districts will receive a report showing the
    SSIDs of students who exceed the 1% cap,
    and whose scores will not be counted as
    proficient
Key Changes
Alternate Assessment
  • Federal regulations do not limit the
    number of students who can
    participate in alternate assessment
  • All students who participate in the
    alternate assessment will count
    towards the 95% test participation
    requirement without limitation
Key Changes
Alternate Assessment
  • Standards-based alternate assessment
    results in reading and math will be reported
    with Advanced, Accelerated, Proficient,
    Basic, Below Basic/Limited performance
    levels
  • IEP-based alternate assessments in writing,
    science, and citizenship will be reported as
    follows:
               A = Advanced
               B = Proficient
               C = Basic
               D = Below Basic
Key Changes
Alternate Assessment
  • Standards-setting for alternate
    assessment will occur in July
    2004
  • At that time, the State Board of
    Education will adopt cut scores
    that determine the performance
    levels for Grades 3, 4, 6, and
    OGT Reading and Math
Key Changes
LEP Students
  • LEP students are eligible to use
    ‘LEP accommodations’ in
    reading and math during the
    March test administration
  • LEP accommodations may
    include use of dictionary,
    extended time, and oral or
    written translation
Key Changes
LEP Students
  • Ohio is taking advantage of the
    USDE added flexibility by exempting
    LEP students who are in their first
    year at a U.S school from
    calculations of percent proficient for
    accountability purposes
  • State law requires that all students
    must participate in assessment
Key Changes
Schools with no tested grades
  • Schools without tested grades
    will be given the same AYP
    determination as their feeder
    school (identified through EMIS
    ‘feeder school IRN’)
  • All schools are required to report
    a feeder school IRN
Key Changes
Small schools
  • AYP determinations for schools with
    less than 30 students in the ‘all
    students’ group will be based upon a
    2-year average percent proficient
  • Schools with too few students using
    the 2-year average method will be
    evaluated on a case-by-case basis
Key Changes
Other rating considerations
  • Schools without three years of
    performance index data are not
    eligible for a designation increase
    based on improvement
  • Schools with ‘NC’ for state indicators,
    but with a denominator of 30 for the
    Performance Index will be assigned a
    rating based on PI score and AYP
    status
Key Changes
Hold Harmless
  • A district’s rating will not be
    lower than its 2002-03 rating if it
    meets the same number of
    indicators in 02-03 and 03-04,
    and its performance index
    increases
Important Reminders
Full Academic Year
  • Full Academic Year = present
    during October ADM count week
    and 120 consecutive school
    days of enrollment during the
    2003-04 school year, including
    the March testing period
Important Reminders
Full Academic Year
  • Students in a school building for less than a
    ‘full academic year’ are exempt from the
    school’s proficiency calculations
  • Students in the school for less than a full
    year, but in the district for the full year are
    included in the district’s proficiency
    calculations
  • Students in a district for less than a full year
    are included in the state’s proficiency
    calculations
Important Reminders
Participation Rate
  • The test participation rate is
    calculated based on students
    enrolled in the building/district at
    the time of spring testing.
  • The ‘full academic year’
    requirement does not apply to
    test participation calculations
Important Reminders
Where Kids Count
  • WKC rules still apply, and are
    communicated to the department through
    the Accountability IRN
  • Students’ scores are not always included in
    the school/district where they are enrolled
  • Students who are educated in a
    school/district other than their ‘default home
    school’ because of a district decision will
    have their scores included in their home
    school’s results
Important Reminders
Testing
  • The highest score from the October
    and March administrations of the 3rd
    and 4th grade reading tests are used
    to determine the percentage of
    students at each performance level
  • Results from the 2004 summer
    administrations of the 3rd & 4th grade
    reading and 9th grade assessments
    will not be included in accountability
    calculations
Important Reminders
Testing
  • All students enrolled in the 10th
    grade, including those with IEPs,
    are expected to take the OGT
    this year
Data Verification
Accountability Workbooks
  •   Summary
  •   Statewide Indicators
  •   Performance Index
  •   AYP Summary
  •   AYP Participation
  •   AYP Proficiency
  •   AYP Proficiency Detail
  •   AYP Graduation & Attendance
  •   AYP Safe Harbor
  •   Feeder IRNs
Data Verification
LRC Workbooks
   •   Summary
   •   LRC Proficiency #s
   •   LRC Proficiency %s
   •   Graduation
   •   Enrollment
   •   Attendance
   •   Promotion
   •   Discipline
   •   Performance Index
   •   Staff data
Timelines
  • The standards-setting process for the
    Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) will take
    place between April and June 2004
  • The State Board will adopt the cut
    scores that determine performance
    levels in June for the OGT, based on
    the results from the March 2004
    administration
Timelines
  • After each intent to adopt has
    been approved by the State
    Board, and as data are
    submitted to EMIS, preliminary
    proficiency statistics will be
    returned to the districts for
    verification
Timelines
  • Accountability and LRC
    workbooks will be available in
    mid- to late May
  • Updates to workbooks as
    changes to EMIS data are
    submitted
Timelines
  • For school districts that submit
    testing data by early June,
    preliminary AYP and ratings
    determinations will be available in
    mid-June
  • Districts & schools will have 30 days
    to appeal their AYP/School
    Improvement status and 45 days to
    verify and correct yearend EMIS data
Timelines
  • Accountability statistics will not
    be final until after the adoption of
    the new alternate assessment
    standards in July 2004
Timelines
  • ODE will use the Local Report Card
    website to meet the August federal
    release deadline and public
    dissemination requirement in law
  • A limited number of hard copies will
    be shipped to districts for distribution
    as desired
  • The target release date for the Local
    Report Card is August 24, 2004
Questions?
  Accountability page:
  http://www.ode.state.oh.us/Accountability


  e-mail:
  susanne.bunn@ode.state.oh.us

				
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