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2017-18 Kentucky Assessment and Accountability Results Released

Infographic: Accountability in KentuckyThe Kentucky Department of Education has released the 2017-18 Assessment and Accountability results for all public schools in the Commonwealth. The system for rating the performance of public schools is new this year and reflects changes in state and federal laws. Schools do not receive an overall score, instead, the schoolwide results reported are used to help identify areas that need more attention as we work to ensure all students achieve their highest potential. View the methods of calculating below, as well as summary data from Bowling Green Independent Schools.

Elisa Beth Brown, BGISD Director of Curriculum & Instruction is encouraged by the overall school data, with all schools exceeding the proficiency and academic indicator goals at the individual school levels. She says, “Schools are working to analyze their data and current practices, such as Response to Intervention, to ensure we are meeting all student needs. Each school will use this data, as well as ongoing data to continue to study gaps and areas to address for improvement.”

All data for the 2017-18 assessment and accountability reporting are publicly available in Open House available from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) website. Click on Accountability or Assessment.

Individual student data from BGHS, including the individual ACT results were shared last spring, and in October, families with children in elementary schools and BGJHS will receive individual test results for students who took state assessments. All individual student reports will assist parents and teachers together to determine the best way to support individual student learning this year.

 

 

CALCULATING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RESULTS:

First, each school receives a score in three categories:

Proficiency: Based on how third-, fourth- and fifth-graders performed in reading and math on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress –called KPREP for short.

Separate Academic Indicator: Based on how fourth-graders performed in science, and how fifth-graders performed in social studies and writing on KPREP.

Growth: Based on how the state predicts students will perform in two years, and how well individual students whose home language is not English are mastering English.

Second, the results at your child’s school are compared to cut scores set by the Kentucky Board of Education. Third, schools are assigned one of three labels:

Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI): Schools where scores in ALL THREE categories were below the cut scores.

Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI): Schools where the performance of one or more groups of students (based on race, special need, English language proficiency and family income) were below all three cut scores.

Other: Schools not identified as CSI or TSI.

All BGISD Elementary Schools are designated as “Other,” not identified as either CSI or TSI schools.

CALCULATING BGJHS RESULTS:

First, each school receives a score in three categories:

Proficiency: Based on how sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders performed in reading and math on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress – called KPREP for short.

Separate Academic Indicator: Based on how seventh-graders performed in science, and how eighth-graders performed in social studies and writing on KPREP.

Growth: Based on how the state predicts students will perform in two years, and how well individual students whose home language is not English are mastering English.

Second, the results at your child’s school are compared to cut scores set by the Kentucky Board of Education. Third, schools are assigned one of three labels:

Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI): Schools where scores in ALL THREE categories were below the cut scores.

Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI): Schools where the performance of one or more groups of students (based on race, special need, English language proficiency and family income) were below all three cut scores.

Other: Schools not identified as CSI or TSI.

BGJHS is designated as a school to receive Targeted Support & Intervention, to assist in student subgroups including African American, Hispanic, English Learners and Students with Disabilities.

CALCULATING BGHS RESULTS:

First, each school receives a score in three categories:

Proficiency: Based on how juniors performed in reading and math on the ACT last spring.

Transition Rate: Based on graduates’ attainment on the ACT, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, industry certifications, Career and Technical Education (CTE) End-of-Program Assessments, and apprenticeships, in addition to how well individual students whose home language is not English are mastering English.

Graduation Rate: Based on the percentage of students who graduated from the school within four or five years.

Second, the results at your child’s school are compared to cut scores set by the Kentucky Board of Education. Third, schools are assigned one of three labels:

Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI): Schools where scores in ALL THREE categories were below the cut scores or have a four-year graduation rate below 80.

Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI): Schools where the performance of one or more groups of students (based on race, special need, English language proficiency and family income) were below all three cut scores.

Other: Schools not identified as CSI or TSI.

BGHS is designated as a school to receive Targeted Support & Intervention, to assist in student subgroups of English Language Learners and students with disabilities.

2017-18 ASSESSMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY SUMMARY DATA

  Proficiency Indicator Separate Academic Indicator Growth Indicator Transition Readiness Indicator Graduation Indicator 4 Yr Cohort Graduation Rate CSI / TSI/Other
Dishman McGinnis Elementary School 61 55.3 15.8       Other
Parker-Bennett-Curry School 43.5 59.3 17.5       Other
Potter Gray Elementary 85 79.7 18.6       Other
T C Cherry Elementary School 64.1 62.9 15       Other
W R McNeill Elementary School 93.4 83.7 19.5       Other
KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION CUT SCORES BASED ON LOWEST 5% OF SCHOOLS 60.5 52.6 15.8        
Bowling Green Junior High 76.9 72.6 13.1       TSI
KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION CUT SCORES BASED ON LOWEST 5% OF SCHOOLS 62 55 9.5        
Bowling Green High School 64.1     64.6 93.6 91.8 TSI
KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION CUT SCORES BASED ON LOWEST 5% OF SCHOOLS 40     41 85    

Kentucky Department of Education Definition of Cut Scores: To establish a basis for CSI, a standard setting committee looked at school performance on three indicators (based on data from the 2017-18 school year) and considered the relative weight ranges for each indicator Established by the Kentucky Board of Education. The weights were adjusted proportionally for the 2017-18 school year for three indicators rather than five that will be used when data for all indicators are available in subsequent years.

The group then made recommendations to the Commissioner. The Commissioner’s recommendations, which included a slight modification, were approved by the Kentucky Board of Education in early September. Schools that fall below the recommended score on every indicator in its grade range are designated CSI.





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