School Accountability “Report Cards”<br>What gets Measured?
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School Accountability “Report Cards”
What gets Measured?

December 2013


What gets measured?
Alabama
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • Workkeys - scores
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • Academic trend data
  • National industry certifications
  • Other
  • Teacher/Admin performance
Alaska
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • Workkeys - scores
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Arizona
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ELL achievement gains
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
Arkansas
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
California
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • % taking higher level coursework
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • % student retention
Colorado
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ELL achievement gains
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Growth of highest-achievers
Connecticut
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Graduation rate
Delaware
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Graduation rate
District of Columbia
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Florida
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • End-of-course exams
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • Attendance - high school
  • Attendance - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • % student retention
  • National industry certifications
  • High school readiness
  • Growth of highest-achievers
  • Other
Georgia
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ELL achievement gains
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • College and career readiness
  • % College remediation rate
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • % taking higher level coursework
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • National industry certifications
  • 9th grade on track to grad
  • CTE Certifications/competencies
Hawaii
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • College going rate
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • Academic trend data
  • High school readiness
Idaho
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • % taking higher level coursework
  • Graduation rate
Illinois
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Indiana
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • Graduation rate
  • National industry certifications
  • Growth of highest-achievers
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
Iowa
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
Kansas
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • Graduation rate
Kentucky
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • Graduation rate
Louisiana
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Student credits earned
  • 9th grade on track to grad
Maine
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • Graduation rate
Maryland
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Massachusetts
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Academic trend data
Michigan
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Minnesota
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • % taking higher level coursework
  • Graduation rate
  • Safety/discipline infractions
  • National industry certifications
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
  • Enrollment
Mississippi
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Graduation rate
Missouri
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • College going rate
  • % enrolled in PS or post HS programs
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • % taking higher level coursework
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • High school readiness
Montana
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Student credits earned
  • Teachers - % highly qualified
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
  • Enrollment
  • Student/teacher ratio
  • Administrator ratio
  • Support Staff
  • Teacher/Admin salaries
Nebraska
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Graduation rate
Nevada
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • ACT/SAT Participation
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • College and career readiness
  • % College remediation rate
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Graduation rate
  • Student credits earned
  • 9th grade on track to grad
  • Other
New Hampshire
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Safety/discipline infractions
  • Teachers - % highly qualified
  • Teachers - % provisionally certified
  • Teachers - % advanced degrees
  • Teachers - % HQ in high poverty/low perf
  • Academic trend data
  • Other fiscal
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
  • Enrollment
  • Class size
  • Facilities
  • Support Staff
  • Expenditures per pupil
  • Teacher/Admin salaries
New Jersey
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
New Mexico
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • Student surveys
  • Parental/community involvement
  • Academic trend data
  • School Climate
  • CTE Certifications/competencies
  • Growth of highest-achievers
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
New York
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • College and career readiness
  • Graduation rate
North Carolina
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • NAEP scores
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • Academic trend data
  • CTE Certifications/competencies
North Dakota
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • Academic trend data
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
Ohio
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • College and career readiness
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Oklahoma
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • End-of-course exams
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • % taking higher level coursework
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • HS grad at-risk 8th graders
  • Parental/community involvement
  • National industry certifications
  • High school readiness
  • Other
  • School Climate
Oregon
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • Graduation rate
Pennsylvania
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • Advanced Placement - scores
  • Int'l Baccalaureate - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • % taking higher level coursework
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • % student retention
  • National industry certifications
Rhode Island
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Graduation rate
  • Other
  • Growth of highest-achievers
South Carolina
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • End-of-course exams
  • Graduation rate
  • CTE Certifications/competencies
South Dakota
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
  • Other
  • Teacher/Admin performance
  • School Climate
Tennessee
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Graduation rate
Texas
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • College and career readiness
  • % enrolled in PS or post HS programs
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Student credits earned
  • National industry certifications
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
  • Enrollment
Utah
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • Graduation rate
Vermont
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • % student retention
Virginia
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • College and career readiness
  • Dual/Concurrent enrollment
  • Graduation rate
  • Academic trend data
  • CTE Certifications/competencies
Washington
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Academic progress of lowest quartile
  • Graduation rate
  • Academic trend data
  • Other
West Virginia
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Wisconsin
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • Advanced Placement - participation rate
  • College and career readiness
  • % enrolled in PS or post HS programs
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Other
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
  • Enrollment
  • Support Staff
  • Institutional/curricular materials
Wyoming
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Achievement gap closure
  • Growth/Academic progress
  • ACT/SAT - Participation
  • ACT/SAT - Scores
  • College and career readiness
  • Graduation rate
  • 9th grade on track to grad
PROFILE INFORMATION:
  • Student demographic/socioeconomic data
American Samoa
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate
Guam
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Attendance rate - secondary
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate
  • % student retention
  • Safety/discipline infractions
  • Teacher attendance
Puerto Rico
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • ELL achievement gains
  • Graduation rate
Virgin Islands
  • Assessment scores/student achievement
  • Annual Measurable Objective AMO or AYP
  • Attendance rate - elementary/middle
  • Graduation rate

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