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1 A RKANSAS R EPORT C ARD A seven year look into State Performance Office for Education Policy

2 M ISSION S TATEMENT 2 The Office for Education Policy Started in We have published 6 State Report Cards over the Years. The Office for Education Policy (OEP) conducts and gathers relevant education research and provides data and policy analysis aimed at improving PK-12 education policy and practice in Arkansas.

3 AR Education Reports Policy Briefs Report Cards Newsletters Data Resources 3

4 T OPICS IN 2013 S TATE R EPORT C ARD State Profile Benchmark Exam Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Exam NAEP Math Performance NAEP Reading Performance End-of-Course (EOC) Exam Spotlight: Arkansas Teacher Corps Graduation Rates Spotlight: Schools of Innovation Student Enrollment Arkansas K-12 School Finance Pre-School in Arkansas Spotlight: EAST and New Tech 4

5 T ABLE OF C ONTENTS  Arkansas at a glance  Change in Demographics over the years  Measurement of Student Performance  Achievement of Important Student Sub groups  Graduation Rates  School Finance 5

6 A RKANSAS AT A GLANCE OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS The arrow highlights the year where district consolidations have taken place which results in the drastic increase in District Size and the reduction in the Number of Districts. 6

7 C HANGE IN D EMOGRAPHIC OVER THE P AST 10 Y EARS Student Free and Reduced Lunch Status by Year Student Race/Ethnicity Status by Year The % economically disadvantaged has increased a bit over the years. The Racial Demographics also have not changed significantly over the years; compared to other states, AR is not racially diverse. 7

8 M EASUREMENT OF S TATEWIDE P ERFORMANCE  Benchmark  End-Of-Course  Norm- Referenced Test  NAEP Test Scores 8

9 B ENCHMARK - M ATHEMATICS For all Regions, there have been a significant increase in performance between and However there has been a slight levelling- off effect between the years and in all regions. 9

10 B ENCHMARK - L ITERACY The same applies for Literacy. Significant increase in performance between and However there has been a levelling between and in all regions. 10

11 E ND -O F -C OURSE (EOC) E XAM NB: There has not been a recorded Biology score in academic year. The star highlights the Biology score for the year Math scores have leveled off; Biology and Literacy still growing a bit. students. 11

12 N ORM -R EFERENCED T EST - M ATH The Northwest Region scored above statewide average in Math over the years. This is the only test where there have been drops. 12

13 N ORM -R EFERENCED T EST - R EADING There has been a decline in average Percentile Rank between and But the average has remained consistent in all regions between and

14 NAEP 4 TH G RADE M ATH P ERFORMANCE Arkansas has had a significant increase between 2000 and 2003 and continues to steadily increase since then. Border States 14

15 NAEP 8 TH G RADE M ATH P ERFORMANCE Arkansas has steadily increased but remains below the National Average 15

16 NAEP 4 TH G RADE R EADING P ERFORMANCE Arkansas’ performance has fluctuated over the years. However in 2005, AR “caught up” to the National Average, but have been below average since. 16

17 NAEP 8 TH G RADE R EADING P ERFORMANCE Arkansas’ performance has fluctuated over the years. Unfortunately it has not been able to meet the National Average. 17

18 A CHIEVEMENT OF I MPORTANT S TUDENT S UB G ROUPS Here, we examine achievement of racial sub groups 18

19 A L OOK INTO A RKANSAS ’ P ERFORMANCE IN In both grade levels, the minority groups have relatively low math achievement. Note that Arkansas’ Grade 4 Hispanic students are the only ones that surpass the National scores. Reading students show a similar pattern. 19

20 C HANGE I N M ATH P ERFORMANCE FROM 2009 TO 2013 Arkansas’ Black students moved from 12% Proficient/ Advanced students in 2009 to 17% in Arkansas’ Hispanic students moved from 26% Proficient/ Advanced students in 2009 to 31% in 2013 Arkansas’ Hispanic students showed the highest amount of increase in Grade 8 Math vs. the nation. The grew from 15% Proficient/ Advanced in 2009 to 20% in

21 C HANGE IN R EADING P ERFORMANCE BETWEEN AND Arkansas’ Hispanic Students showed the most amount of increase in their performance vs the nation. They moved from 16% Proficient/ Advanced students in 2009 to 24% in 2013 With the exception of Arkansas’ Hispanic students, the state showed comparable increase in the number of Proficient/ Advanced students in Grade 8 Reading 21

22 G RADUATION R ATES 22

23 G RADUATION R ATES RegionOverall Targeted Achievement Gap Group Minority Arkansas Overall84%80%78% Northwest86%81% Northeast86%82%78% Central79%73% Southwest87%85% Southeast84%81% The Southwest region has the highest graduation rates though it consist of the Highest Minority Group Population in Arkansas. 23

24 G RADUATION R ATES VS T EST S CORES RegionOverall Overall EOC GPA Overall Benchmark GPA Arkansas Overall84% Northwest86% Northeast86% Central79% Southwest87% Southeast84% This positive finding in Graduation Rate stands in contrast to lower than average performance on test scores. 24

25 G RADUATION R ATES VS H IGH S CHOOL D EMOGRAPHICS RegionOverall Average High School Size % FRL Arkansas Overall84% % Northwest86%53958% Northeast86%41865% Central79%66057% Southwest87%34568% Southeast84%38175% Note Southwest region has achieved the Highest Graduation Rate even while being challenged by the second highest % FRL … Perhaps there is a school size story here? 25

26 S CHOOL F INANCES 26

27 T OTAL R EVENUE P ER P UPIL BY Y EAR,

28 ADE S TATE R EPORT C ARD 28

29 T HANK Y OU !!! Any Question? Comments? Phone: (479) Website: 29


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