Birmingham City Schools Presentation Topic A-F Report Card • Review of the Law • Report Card Indicators • Report Card Prototype • Questions and Answers
WHY? It’s the Law.ACT No. 2012-402 requires the State Superintendent of Education to develop a school grading system reflective of school and district performance. State-authorized assessments and other key performance indicators were used to create a profile of the School and School System.Each School and School System in the State of Alabama has been assigned a letter grade in accordance with State Legislation.
Academic Achievement • Determined based on student achievement levels in reading and math utilizing assessments in tested grades. • Academic Achievement scores reported in January 2018 are based on 2016-2017 data for students in grades 3-8 and 10 from the ACT Aspire and the Alabama Alternate Assessment (AAA). Academic Achievement 𝑊𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑢𝑚 𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑁𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 Academic Achievement x 100 = Academic Achievement 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑟 Score
Academic Growth • Determined based on individual Student Growth Percentile (SGP) – which measures students who demonstrate improvement in reading and math from one year to the next using multiple years of data. • Academic Growth scores reported in January 2018 are based on 2016-2017 data for students in grades 4-8 and 10 from the ACT Aspire. Academic 𝐺𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑡ℎ 𝑊𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑢𝑚 𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑁𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎 𝐴𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝐺𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑡ℎ x 100 = Academic 𝐺𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑡ℎ 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑟 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒
Chronic Absenteeism • Determined based on the percent of students who missed 15 or more days (both excused and unexcused). • Chronic Absenteeism points are based on students present (by subtracting the Chronic Absenteeism Indicator Score from 100 before multiplying by the Chronic Absenteeism weight).
Graduation Rate • Determined based on the percentage of high school students who graduated within 4 or 5 years of first entering the 9th grade. • The 4-Year Graduation Cohort for the January 2018 report card is calculated 1 year in arrears. The 5-Year Graduation Cohort for the January 2018 report card is calculated 2 years in arrears.
College and Career Readiness • Determined based on the percentage of students in the 4-year cohort who met at least one of the College and Career Readiness Indicators. • The College and Career Readiness Indicators are: • Benchmark on any ACT Subtest • (English -18, Reading -22, Mathematics -22, Science-23) • Qualifying Score on Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam • (AP Exams - 3,4,5 IB Exam - 4,5,6,7) • Military Enlistment • Approved Transcript College or Postsecondary Credit while in High School • Silver Level or Higher on the ACT WorkKeys • Approved Industry Credentials
The Report Card School Grades: A: B: C:D:F: 2.33% 9.30% 2.33% 34.88% 51.16% 66 D BCS District Grade
PROTOTYPES: What does the Report Card look like? www.alsde.edu
BCS Next Steps/Action Plan • Develop a success map that charts our path forward to improving academic achievement. • Implement a set of internally developed criteria that will be used to expand and measure student achievement. • Create an accountability report, based on established guidelines, that monitors academic progress across the system.