Accountability and Reporting: Current System



Accountability and Reporting: Current System

May 2018


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Rating System in Current Policy Minimum Factors in Elementary/Middle School Rating Minimum Factors in High School Rating Statute & Regulation Citations Other Sources of Current System Notes for Current System
Alabama A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
Ala.Code 1975 § 16-6C-2

Alabama Administrative Code 290-4-1.03
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Rating: Alabama uses an A-F accountability system that is distinct from its federal accountability system.

On report card website, see "Help" tab for a description of two phases of roll-out.
Alaska Index
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • School Growth/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • School Growth/Progress
  • Student Achievement
4 AAC 06.812 SEA Accountability Website

Report Card

Alaska School Performance Index Explainer
Arizona A-F
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Other (See Notes column)
A.R.S. § 15-241 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Technical Manual
Statute specifies "multiple measures of academic performance or other academically relevant indicators of school quality."
Arkansas A-F
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
A.C.A. § 6-15-2105, -2108 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Statute specifies that at least one of the following must be included: 1) Achievement gap, 2) Student subgroup growth, 3) On-track to high school graduation, 4) Resource equity, 5) College and career readiness, 6) Student access to flexible learning such as personalized, competency, or mastery learning, 7) Student access to district-offered preschool, 8) Proportion of educators with a National Board certification or advanced degree, 9) District and community partnerships.
California Index
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Dropout/Reenrollment Rates
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Dropout/Reenrollment Rates
West's Ann.Cal.Educ.Code § 52052, 52052.1 SEA Accountability Website & Report Cards

Dashboard
Dropout Rates: Pupils who drop out of school while enrolled in grade 8 or 9.
Colorado Accreditation
  • Achievement Gap
  • Literacy/Reading - 3rd and/or 4th grade
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
C.R.S.A. § 22-11-204, 207 SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Handbook

Ratings Explainer

Report Card
Accreditation Status: Accredited with distinction, Accredited, Accredited with improvement plan, Accredited with priority improvement plan, Accredited with turnaround plan
Connecticut Categories 1-5 Student Achievement
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
C.G.S.A. § 10-223e Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

SEA Accountability Guide
Delaware Descriptive
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
14 Del.C. § 154; 14 Del. Admin. Code 103 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Reference Guide
Descriptive rating system: Superior (Above Target on AYP), Commendable (Meets Target on AYP), Academic Watch (Below Target on AYP).
District of Columbia Not found in policy Not found in policy
  • Not found in policy
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Report Card User Guide

Assessment & Accountability Manual
Florida A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Middle School Acceleration/High School Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
West's F.S.A. § 1008.34 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Guidance
Georgia Index
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
Ga. Code Ann., § 20-14-33 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Presentation
Hawaii Not found in policy
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Dropout/Reenrollment Rates
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Dropout/Reenrollment Rates
  • Other (See Notes column)
HRS § 302A-1004 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Strategic Plan

Fact Sheet
Other: Statute also requires more generally "performance indicators in areas relating to student achievement, safety and well-being, and civic responsibility."
Idaho Not found in policy
  • Achievement Gap
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Literacy/Reading
  • Middle School Acceleration/High School Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Student/Parent Engagement
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • On-Track to High School Graduation
  • Student Achievement
  • Student/Parent Engagement
  • Other (See Notes column)
IDAPA 08.02.03.112 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Student/Parent Engagement: Satisfaction and engagement survey of parents, students, and teachers (effective 2018-19 school year).

Other: Communication with parents on student achievement (effective 2018-19 school year).
Illinois Descriptive
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25a Report Card

State Board Website
The accountability system is focused on two components: student performance and professional practice. Only student performance is described here. Professional practice will be incorporated starting with the 2022-23 school year.
Indiana A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
IC 20-31-8-3

511 IAC 6.2-10-3 - 6.2-10-6
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Iowa Accreditation Student Achievement
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Science Achievement/Growth
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Dropout/Reenrollment Rates
  • Other (See Notes column)
I.C.A. § 256.7

Iowa Admin. Code 281-12.8(256)
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Other: High school seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary education or training.
Kansas Accreditation
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • Test Participation
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Test Participation
  • Other (See Notes column)
K.A.R. 91-31-32 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Other: 12 quality criteria measures.

New regulations shift from school accreditation to district accreditation.
Kentucky Other
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • School Climate/Culture
  • Student Achievement
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • School Climate/Culture
  • Student Achievement
KRS § 158.6455 Report Card

SEA Accountability System
Rating: Statute specifies that rating must "not consist of a single summative numerical score that ranks schools against each other." 

Per current regulations, accountability system has three components: Next Generation Learners (see 703 Ky. Admin. Regs. 5:200; describes different indicators from statute), Next Generation Instructional Programs and Support (see 703 Ky. Admin. Regs. 5:230), and Next Generation Professionals (regulation to be promulgated by the state board).
Louisiana A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Dropout/Reenrollment Rates
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Achievement Gap
  • College Entrance Exam (Participation/Achievement)
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
La. Admin Code. tit. 28, Pt XI, § 301, § 405, 409, & 413, § 1101 Report Card

SEA Website
Other: Dropout/Credit Accumulation indicator includes Student Dropout Rate and credit accumulation through the end of 9th grade - see La. Admin Code. tit. 28, Pt XI, § 413.
Maine Not found in policy
  • Student Achievement
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Other (See Notes column)
20-A M.R.S.A. § 6214 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Statute provides the following requirements for the accountability system: Multiple measures of student achievement that are aligned with ESSA; measures of student proficiency in all content areas; a 6-year graduation rate; as available, measures of postsecondary readiness, persistence, and completion.
Maryland Index
  • School Climate/Culture
  • Student Achievement
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • School Climate/Culture
  • Student Achievement
  • Other (See Notes column)
MD Code, Education, § 7-203 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Rating: Composite score calculated numerically in a percentile form (not a letter grade).

Statute provides the following requirements for the accountability system: Student achievement; at least three school quality indicators, including school climate surveys.
Massachusetts 1-5 Levels
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
603 CMR 2.02-2.06 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Guide
Factors vary for each level - see 603 CMR 2.00 et seq.
Michigan Not found in policy
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Other (See Notes column)
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Overview

State Board Policy on Dashboard
Other: Not found in policy. Accreditation system found at M.C.L.A. 380.1280.
Minnesota Not found in policy
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
M.S.A. § 120B.11, 120B.35 Report Card

Report Card Information Guide
Indicators listed are for the World's Best Workforce initiative, except for growth.

Other: Rigorous course taking, enrichment experiences.
Mississippi A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
Miss. Code Ann. § 37-17-6

Miss. Admin. Code 7-1-10:I-2, 7-1-10:II-7
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Explainer
Missouri Accreditation
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Middle School Acceleration/High School Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
5 Mo. Code of State Regulations 20-100.105 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Guide
Montana Accreditation
  • Science Achievement/Growth
  • Student Achievement
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Science Achievement/Growth
  • Student Achievement
Mont.Admin.R. 10.55.601-607 Report Card

Accreditation Manual
Nebraska Tiers of Support
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
Neb.Rev.St. § 79-760.06

Neb. Admin. R. & Regs. Tit. 92, Ch. 10, § 010 & Appendix G
Report Card

Accountability One-Pager
In addition to listed indicators, Appendix G in regulation lists the following tenets: Positive partnerships, relationships & student success; transitions; educational opportunities & access; college & career read; assessment; educator effectiveness.
Nevada Not found in policy
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
N.R.S. 385A.720, 385A.600, 385A.670 Report Card

Accountability Indicators

New Hampshire Not found in policy Other (See Notes column)
  • Other (See Notes column)
N.H. Rev. Stat. § 193-E:3-b - E:3-d SEA Accountability Website

Input-Based Accountability System

Performance-Based Accountability System

Accountability System Description
Indicators not specified in policy - statute requires an input-based system and performance-based system.
New Jersey Tiers of Support
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
N.J.A.C. 6A:33–2.1

District Accountability: N.J.A.C. 6A:30–3.1; N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-10
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

District Performance Review Matrix
New Mexico A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • School Climate/Culture
  • School Growth/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Student/Parent Engagement
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • School Climate/Culture
  • School Growth/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Student/Parent Engagement
  • Other (See Notes column)
N. M. S. A. 1978, § 22-2E-4

N.M. Admin. Code 6.19.8
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Technical Guide
Other in High School: Growth in high school 4-year graduation rate.
New York Tiers of Support Student Achievement
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
McKinney's Education Law § 211-a, 211-f

8 NYCRR 100.18(i)-(j), 100.19
Report Card
SEA Accountability Website
North Carolina A-F
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Science Achievement/Growth
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • College Entrance Exam (Participation/Achievement)
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • On-Track to High School Graduation
  • Science Achievement/Growth
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
N.C.G.S.A. § 115C-83.15-.16 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Other: Students enrolled in CTE courses who meet the standard on nationally normed workplace readiness test.
North Dakota Not found in policy Other (See Notes column)
  • Other (See Notes column)
NDCC, 15.1-02-17

Accreditation system: NDCC, 15.1-06-06
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

SEA Accountability Workbook
Other: Not found in policy.
Ohio A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Literacy/Reading
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3302.03

Ohio Admin. Code 3301-28-9, 3301-28-10
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Literacy/Reading: K-3 literacy.
Oklahoma A-F
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
70 Okl.St.Ann. § 1210.541, 1210.545 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Oregon 1-5 Levels
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Test Participation
  • Achievement Gap
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Test Participation
O.R.S. § 329.105, 329.115 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Report Card Technical Manual
Pennsylvania Not found in policy
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
22 Pa. Code § 403.3 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Rhode Island Not found in policy Student Achievement
  • Student Achievement
Gen.Laws 1956, § 16-7.1-5

R.I. Admin. Code 21-2-53:G-15-3
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Technical Bulletin
South Carolina Descriptive
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
Code 1976 § 59-18-900 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Single Accountability System Report
South Dakota Descriptive
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
ARSD 24:55:03:01-:05 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website
Tennessee Tiers of Support
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
T. C. A. § 49-1-602 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

School Improvement Info Sheet
TN's district accountability system is the state's primary system.

Other: Other appropriate indicators must be included. 
Texas Descriptive
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
V.T.C.A., Education Code § 39.053

19 TAC §97.1001
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Manual (adopted by rule)
Utah A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
U.C.A. 1953 § 53A-1-1105 - 1108 Report Card

State Board Website
Per statute, the state board is due to report on a new rating system to the Education Interim Committee by the Committee's September 2017 meeting.
Vermont Not found in policy
  • Student Achievement
  • Test Participation
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Test Participation
16 V.S.A. § 165

Vt. Admin. Code 7-1-8:2500 - 2582
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

State Board Manual
Virginia Accreditation Student Achievement
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Other (See Notes column)
VA Code Ann. § 22.1-253.13:3

8 VAC 20-131-280 & -300
Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Guide
High School Graduation Rates: Includes diploma graduates, high school equivalency credentials, students not graduating but still in school, and students earning certificates of program completion.

Other: Students successfully completing a remediation recovery program.

Additionally, statute requires the Board to include "consideration of special school division accomplishments, such as numbers of dual enrollments and students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, and participation in academic year Governor's Schools."
Washington Tiers of Support Student Achievement
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
West's RCWA 28A.657.110, 28A.305.130 Report Card

State Board Website

Accountability Business Rules & Methodology
West Virginia A-F
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Literacy/Reading - 3rd and/or 4th grade
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Middle School Acceleration/High School Readiness
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Other (See Notes column)
2016 WV REG TEXT 422861 (NS) - Section 126.13.4, 126.13.5 Report Card

Accountability Fact Sheet

Accountability System Alignment with ESSA
Other: At-risk subgroup reduction.

Middle School Acceleration/High School Readiness: 8th grade math proficiency.
Wisconsin 1-5 Stars
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
W.S.A. 115.38, 115.385 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Accountability Crosswalk
Wyoming Descriptive
  • Achievement Gap
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
  • Achievement Gap
  • College Entrance Exam (Participation/Achievement)
  • College and/or Career Readiness
  • English Language Proficiency/Progress
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • On-Track to High School Graduation
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Growth
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-2-204 Report Card

SEA Accountability Website

Draft Implementation Manual

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