Indicator Overview IndicatorOverviewMethodology Completion Rate I (State Accountability Standard) Standard: % of students 1 st attending grade 9 in a given year and have completed or are continuing their education 4 years later (longitudinal) # Completers (graduates, continuers) # in Class (graduates, continuers, dropouts, GEDs) Completion Rate II (State Accountability AEA) Same as above, includes those who received a GED by 8/31 in the numerator # of Completers (graduates, continuers, GED) # in Class (graduates, continuers, dropouts)
Indicator Overview IndicatorOverviewMethodology Annual Dropout Rate (State Accountability Grades 7-8) % of students who dropped out during a one-year measure # of Grade 7-8 Dropouts # of Grade 7-8 Students in Attendance any time during the school year Annual Dropout Rate (State Accountability AEA Grades 7-12) % of students who dropped out during a one-year measure # of Grade 7-12 Dropouts # of Grade 7-12 Students in Attendance any time during the school year Graduation Rate (AYP Other Indicator) Graduation component of the longitudinal completion/ student status rate for State Accountability. Graduates are students who complete all graduation requirements by August 31 st of their fourth year. # of Graduates # in Class (graduates, continuers, dropouts, GEDs)
Reporting Cycle – Overlaps 2009-2010 School Year: – August 2009 = 2009 Accountability Ratings Released (2007-2008 students, reported during 2008-2009 school year) – Done! – Attempting to recover students who withdrew during the 2008-2009 school year. – September 25, 2009 = Close of the School Start Window. Continue to verify 2008-2009 data through January. These will be the students that impact your 2010 Accountability Enrolling and withdrawing 2009-2010 students that will need to be reported during the 2010-2011 year and will impact your 2011 Accountability 1 1 2 2
School Start Window (SSW) School-Start Window. This is the period of time between the first day of school and the last Friday in September. The end of the school- start window is the day that students served in the prior year must return to school to not be considered leavers.
Completion Rate Clarification Class vs. Cohort. The denominator of the Completion Rate calculation is defined as the “class.” The class is the sum of students from the original cohort who have a final status of “graduated,” “continued,” “received GED,” or “dropped out.” Cohort Members. Students stay with their original cohort, whether they are retained or promoted. Students are members of one and only one cohort.
Completion Rate I Districts and campuses that have served grades 9 through 12 for five or more years. High schools that do not meet this requirement are not evaluated on this indicator in 2010. 9 th Grade Cohort of 2005-2006 OR Graduating Class of 2008-2009. To count as a "completer" for standard accountability procedures, a student must have received a high school diploma with his/her class (or earlier) or re-enrolled in the Fall of 2009 (by September 25, 2009) as a continuing student.
Completion Rate I number of completers number in class* * Cohort of 2005-2006 students OR Graduating Class of 2008-2009. Enrollment and Attendance Data is reviewed. Standard: Exemplary – Completion Rate I of 95.0% or more. Recognized – Completion Rate I of 85.0% or more. Academically Acceptable – Completion Rate I of 75.0% or more. Student Groups: Performance is evaluated for All Students and the following student groups: African American, Hispanic, White, and Economically Disadvantaged meeting MSR.
Completion Rate I Special Education. The completion status of students with disabilities is included in this measure. And… appeals option was provided in 2009….based on IEPs.
School Start Window - SSW Continuers vs Dropouts If a district/campus is still serving students who have not passed TAKS through TAKS remediation, etc., the district/campus must submit PEIMS enrollment information showing that the student returned within the school-start window (PEIMS As-Of- Status- Code B or C).
School Start Window… Code Table IDName C163AS-OF-STATUS-CODE CodeTranslation Grades 7 – 12: Use codes A through G in Submission 1 only and use only codes A through G in Submission 1. AStudent was enrolled in the district during the prior school year but has never enrolled in the district during the current year BStudent was enrolled in the district within the school-start window and was enrolled in the district on the fall as-of date CStudent was enrolled in the district within the school-start window and was not enrolled in the district on the fall as-of date DStudent was enrolled in the district in the prior school year, was not enrolled in the district within the school-start window in the current school year and was enrolled in the district on the fall as-of date in the current school year EStudent was enrolled in the district in the prior school year, was enrolled in the district in the current year but not within the school-start window and not on the fall as-of date FStudent was not enrolled in the district in the prior school year, was not enrolled in the district within the school-start window in the current school year and was enrolled in the district on the fall as-of date in the current school year GStudent was not enrolled in the district in the prior school year, was enrolled in the district in the current year but not within the school-start window and not on the fall as-of date For Grades 07 – 12: Use codes H and I in Submission 3 only and use only codes H and I in Submission 3. HStudent was enrolled in the district on the final day of the school year IStudent was enrolled in the district at some time during the year, but not on the final day of the school year For Grades EE – 06: Use for Submissions 1 and 3. XFor all students in grades EE-06
Enrollment Code Table IDName C059ADA-ELIGIBILITY-CODE CodeTranslation 0Enrolled, not in membership 1Eligible for full day attendance 2Eligible for half day attendance 3Eligible transfer student-full day 4Ineligible-full day 5Ineligible-half day 6Eligible transfer student-half day 7Eligible - flexible attendance program participation 8Ineligible - flexible attendance program participation
Student Examples Student does not have all credits to graduate and may or may not have passed TAKS Student is considered a dropout, unless re-enrolled by SSW Student has all credits, but has not passed TAKS by 8/31 of the fourth year Student is considered a dropout, unless re-enrolled by SSW Student received a GED by 8/31 of fourth year The final status for a student is used. If the student does nothing else, the student is a dropout. However, since continuing enrollment happens after the GED is earned - the SSW is after August 31 – if the student re-enrolls, continuer is used over GED. Student is court-ordered to receive a GED If a court-ordered GED student did not received the GED by August 31 st of the fourth year, the student will be a dropout. Also, if the student enrolls in the school-start window, the student will be counted as a continuer. A student is counted as a dropout in one district, perhaps 10th grade.... then enrolls in another district the next year and does not return For the completion rate, the student is only counted as a dropout once, in the district of last attendance. For the annual dropout rate, the student is counted in each year and for each district the student dropped out from
Continuers who have not passed TAKS To report through PEIMS that a student returned within the SSW when the student has all course credits, but has not passed TAKS, at a minimum, a student needs to: appear on campus at least once during the school- start window, meet with appropriate school personnel such as a counselor, and fill out an enrollment card and/or submit enrollment information appropriate for any returning and/or enrolling student.
Dropouts Students who leave due to reasons identified with an asterisk are not counted as dropouts. Only students reported with leaver code 98 are defined as dropouts.
HB 3 and Dropouts House Bill 3 (HB3) defined certain exclusions that the TEA must make when evaluating dropout and completion rates for accreditation and performance ratings. The exclusions can be grouped into five categories: – Previous dropouts; – ADA ineligible dropouts; – Court-ordered GEDs, not earned; – Incarcerated in facilities not served by Texas public schools; and, – Refugees and asylees. These five exclusions apply beginning with the 2011-12 school year. Final decisions regarding the transition to the use of dropout exclusions are yet to be made. Dropouts collected for the 2008-09 and 2009-2010 school years will be defined using the current definitions with no new exclusions applied.
AYP Preview Regulations directly related to AYP: A Uniform, Comparable Graduation Rate Timeline to Implement the Four-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate – Report the Four-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate by 2011 AYP; – Use for AYP decisions in 2012 AYP. Option to Use an Extended-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate or Rates – Permit states to propose one or more extended-year adjusted cohort graduation rates.