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					Closing the Achievement Gap In Indiana
Data Analysis and Assessment Conference Oakwood Inn 11/16/ 2004
Gary Wallyn Director of School Data Reporting Indiana Department of Education

Topics For Discussion
Is the Achievement Gap Closing in Indiana?
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Differences Between Percent Passing / Scale Score Disaggregated ISTEP+ Scale Score Data Discussion of the Gap Within the Gap

Two Indiana Success Stories
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Charity Dye Elementary Indian Village Elementary

What levels of improvement will be needed to meet the 2014 goal of 100% proficiency for all groups of students?
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Projecting Improvement Levels

Is the Indiana Achievement Gap Closing?

Differences Between Percent Passing and Scale Score
Both Can Give You Valuable Information In Assessing Student Achievement

Percent Passing
Percent passing is the measure required by NCLB and the Indiana Accountability Law (PL 221) The greatest impact on improving the percent passing rate occurs primarily within the band of students closest to the cut score. Students who barely pass and those students scoring at high levels have equal impact on the percent passing rate.

Scale Scores
Scale scores can measure improvement of all students including those that have already passed. Scale scores can show you how far above or below a student might be from the passing score A school can have 100% of its third grade students pass mathematics and still have a mean scale score of 393 that would be well below the state average. How? You could also have only 50% passing and have a mean scale score of 506 which would be one of the states highest scores. How?

ISTEP+ English / Language Arts Mean Scale Score Results By Group 2002 & 2003

Definitions
Scale Score Student achievement levels relative to the Indiana Academic Standards are reported by ISTEP+ as scale scores. These three-digit, interval scores are expressed on unique scales by subject (English/language arts and mathematics). ISTEP+ scale scores typically range from about 300 to 850. Mean The mean is the arithmetic average of a group of scores. It is calculated by adding the scores and dividing the sum by the number of scores.

ISTEP+ Mathematics Mean Scale Score Results By Group

2002 & 2003

The Gap Within the Gap

Delving Deeper Into the Disaggregated Data
Each student group can be further disaggregated to gain deeper knowledge. It also highlights the challenge facing our students and educators.

Two Indiana Success Stories

Two Indiana Blue Ribbon Schools
Charity Dye School 27
Indianapolis Public Schools

Indian Village Elementary
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Charity Dye School 27
Ethnicity

Charity Dye School 27
Economically Disadvantaged

Charity Dye School 27
Gender / Enrollment

Charity Dye School 27

ISTEP+ Results

Charity Dye Elementary has improved from an average % passing both English/Language Arts and Mathematics of 27.6 in 1997-98 to 85.9 in 2003-04.

Charity Dye School 27
ISTEP+ English/ Language Arts

ISTEP+ Mathematics

Charity Dye School 27
English/Language Arts Results Disaggregated -Then

Charity Dye School 27
English/Language Arts Results Disaggregated -Now

Charity Dye School 27
Mathematics Results Disaggregated -Then

Charity Dye School 27
Mathematics Results Disaggregated -Now

Charity Dye School 27
Comparative Schools with Similar Demographics

What Charity Dye Teachers Said Made a Difference
High expectations for all students Collaboration teams that work across grade level Student-by-student analysis Benchmark testing for real time data Accept no excuse for a child not learning

Indian Village Elementary
Ethnicity

Indian Village Elementary
Economically Disadvantaged

Indian Village Elementary
Gender / Enrollment

Indian Village Elementary

ISTEP+ Results

Indian Village Elementary has improved from an average % passing both English/Language Arts and Mathematics of 50.0 in 1999-00 to 83.3 in 2003-04.

Indian Village Elementary
ISTEP+ English/ Language Arts

ISTEP+ Mathematics

Indian Village Elementary
English/Language Arts Results Disaggregated -Then

Indian Village Elementary
English/Language Arts Results Disaggregated -Now

Indian Village Elementary
Mathematics Results Disaggregated -Then

Indian Village Elementary
Mathematics Results Disaggregated -Now

Indian Village Elementary
Comparative Schools with Similar Demographics

What Indian Village Teachers Said Made a Difference
“No excuse” school Grade level planning and collaboration time built into each day Family atmosphere Instruction aligned with state standards Disaggregate the data to effectively tailor instruction and remediation for all students

Indiana Department of Education ASAP Website
Where Can You Find School Level Data?

www.asap.state.in.us

Other Success Stories

What levels of improvement will be needed to meet the 2014 goal of 100% proficiency for all groups of students?

Points to Think About
If we continue to improve at the current rate, will that percentage be enough to make AYP every year for all groups? The improvement of one student may improve multiple groups.

Gary Wallyn Director of School Data Reporting Indiana Department of Education gwallyn@doe.state.in.us 317-233-3716


				
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