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OSPI Performance Indicators – Data and Analytics

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OSPI staff align their goals with research-based performance indicators to ensure our work leads directly to student success. Analytics have been prepared to help school districts identify opportunities to improve equity between student groups and learn from each other.

In some of the analytics released before September 2016, districts with fewer than 500 students or 20 students in a given group are not shown for statewide analytical purposes. Analytics released after September 2016 show all districts and follow suppression rules of 10 students in a given group.

Update September 2016: Tableau software is now being used to create the analytics. It is a web-based tool that does not require a download or software for viewing. Previously posted analytics in Excel are also available in Tableau. Use of the Excel files may require special settings; see specifications for Windows and Mac.*

If you have questions about the analytics or would like to know whom to contact, check out the frequently asked questions.

Districts: Here are instructions for accessing student level data files in WAMS.

To download raw data from the Tableau analytics, follow these instructions.

The 2017-2018 release schedule will be posted soon.


Performance Indicator
Data and Analytics

Description

2016-17 Release Schedule

Measures of Success...

  1. Graduation Rates

Increase four- and five-year high school graduation rates

Released: February 2017

  1. Postsecondary Enrollment, Completion, and Remediation

Increase enrollment and completion rates and decrease remediation rates in post-secondary training and education

Released: August 2017

We must help students...

  1. Kindergarten Preparedness

Enter kindergarten with expected skills in all six areas identified by the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS).

Released: March 2017

  1. English Language Arts, Math, Science Assessment

Meet standard on the 3rd-, 8th-, and 11th-grade statewide English language arts (ELA) and math assessments, and the 8th-grade statewide science assessment.

Released: October 2016

  1. Student Growth Percentiles—4th and 6th grades ELA/Math

Grow toward proficiency in ELA and math, as determined by Student Growth Percentiles, in 4th and 6th grades.

Released: October 2016

  1. High School Credit in Algebra1/Integrated Math 1

Enroll in Algebra I/Integrated Math I by the end of 8th or 9th grade and earn high school credit.

Pending

  1. Dual Credit Programs

Enroll in college-level courses and earn dual credit. (e.g., AP, IB, Running Start, Tech Prep)

Released: March 2017

  1. SAT and ACT

Take the SAT and ACT and earn college-ready scores.

Released: September 2017

  1. Financial Aid for College

Access financial aid for post-secondary learning.

Released: March 2017

We must help students avoid...

  1. 9th Grade Course Failure

ELA, math, and science course failure rates in 9th grade

Released: February 2017

  1. Discipline

Suspensions and expulsions

Released: August 2017

  1. Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism

Released: April 2017

 

1. Graduation Rates

Data Files

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2. Postsecondary Enrollment, Completion and Remediation

What is college and career readiness?
College and career readiness means students can leave high school and enter a credit bearing course in a 2-year or 4-year college without taking a remedial course.

What do these data show?

  • Number of high school graduates enrolled in 4-year colleges and universities or 2-year college for WA state public institutions and for all college going nationally, public and private
  • New for 2015: Data for 2-year colleges is reported by Academic Transfer and Workforce
  • Enrollment rates by race/ethnicity and student groups such as low income, special education, etc.
  • Remediation rates for Math and English

Data Files (Presentation of these data in Tableau software are still under development. Format and display of the data may change, but the data are accurate as reported.)

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3. Kindergarten Preparedness

What is the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)?
WaKIDS is a kindergarten transition process that includes a whole-child assessment that helps identify the skills, knowledge, and behaviors of five-year-olds in the first weeks of kindergarten

What it’s not...
A statement on the quality of early learning programs in the State of Washington

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4. (and 5.) Assessment

These analytics include assessment data for both proficiency and student growth.

Proficiency Data from State Assessments

  • Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) – Math and ELA for Grades 3rd through 8th and 11th
  • End of Course (EOC) Exams – Math (Algebra 1 or Geometry) and Biology
  • Measures of Student Progress (MSP – Science Grades 5th and 8th

Student Growth Percentiles (SGP)
SGP describes a student’s growth compared only to other students with similar prior test scores; no other student characteristics are considered.

  • Allow us to fairly compare students who enter school at different levels; and demonstrate a student’s growth and academic progress, regardless of proficiency.
  • At its most basic level, SGP asks, “If two students started at the same place, and a year later one is performing better than the other, what factors might explain that difference?”

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7. Dual Credit Programs

What It Is
Dual Credit programs give students the potential to earn college credit from taking rigorous college-level courses while still in high school.

Students may become eligible for the awarding of college credit based on scores obtained in the year-end examinations, and/or through taking college-level classes either in their high school or at colleges and universities.

What It’s Not
Rigorous high school classes taken only for high school credit.

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8. SAT and ACT

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9. Financial Aid for College

Access financial aid for post-secondary learning.

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10. 9th Grade Course Failure

What is 9th grade course failure?
The number of course credits a first time 9th grader attempted versus the number of credits earned in English Language Arts, Math, and Science.

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11. Discipline

What do these discipline data show?

  • How many students are suspended or expelled
  • Who is suspended or expelled (by race, sex, program, etc.)
  • How long are they removed
  • For which behaviors

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12. Chronic Absenteeism

What is chronic absenteeism?
Chronic absenteeism is when a student misses 18 or more full days of school for any reason, excused or unexcused. This represents 10% of the school year, and can mean a student misses as few as 2 days of school per month.

Why does attendance matter?
Chronic absenteeism has significant impacts on a student’s achievement, even in early grades. Students who are chronically absent are more likely to fall behind in reading and math, and are also more likely to not graduate from high school.

What do these data show?

  • How many students are chronically absent
  • Who is chronically absent (by race, sex, program, etc.)

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   Updated 10/17/2017

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