Accountability & Local Report Cards 2003-04

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					          Accountability &
         Local Report Cards
                      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
  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
  • Provides a baseline for
    demonstrating improvement, and will
    be used to determine improvement
    criteria when 3 years of data are
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
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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • IEP-based alternate assessments in writing,
    science, and citizenship will be reported as
               A = Advanced
               B = Proficient
               C = Basic
               D = Below Basic
Key Changes
Alternate Assessment
  • Standards-setting for alternate
    assessment will occur in July
  • 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
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
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
  • Students in a district for less than a full year
    are included in the state’s proficiency
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
  • 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
Important Reminders
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Accountability and LRC
    workbooks will be available in
    mid- to late May
  • Updates to workbooks as
    changes to EMIS data are
  • For school districts that submit
    testing data by early June,
    preliminary AYP and ratings
    determinations will be available in
  • Districts & schools will have 30 days
    to appeal their AYP/School
    Improvement status and 45 days to
    verify and correct yearend EMIS data
  • Accountability statistics will not
    be final until after the adoption of
    the new alternate assessment
    standards in July 2004
  • 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
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