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AYP Changes for 2007 K-20 Videoconference June 11, 2007 Presented by: JoLynn Berge OSPI Federal Policy Coordinator

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What were the rules up to now? In 2006 grades 3-8 and 10 were assessed, BUT only 4, 7 and 10 were used for AYP calculations. With only one grade at each level being included in the AYP calculations, many schools had many cells with N < Required, rather than a Yes or No. 2

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Whats happening for 2007 AYP? Now that we have 2 years with grades 3-8 and 10 being tested, ALL tested grades will be included in AYP determinations. 3

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What about N Sizes? Currently the following N sizes by subgroup are required: All = 10 ELL = 40 Special Ed = 40 All other sub-groups = 30 4

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What about N Sizes? The Dept. of ED is requiring that the Ns for all tested grades in a school be added together. MANY more schools will have cells with a large enough N size to have an AYP determination made (more cells are on the radar), LESS cells with N < Required. 5

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6 New Information Grades 3, 5, 6, and 8 must be added to AYP calculations Variable grade spans (e.g., 3-5, 3-6, 3-8, 6-10 present a challenge)

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7 New Information The same uniform bars, originally used for grades 4, 7,and 10 will be utilized in Last years Grade 4 uniform bar becomes the Elementary uniform bar – for grades 3, 4, 5. Last years Grade 7 uniform bar becomes the Middle School uniform bar – for grades 6, 7, 8. The Grade 10 Uniform Bar remains the same.

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8 Percent Meeting Standard Elementary uniform bar (3-5) Reading Mathematics

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9 Middle school uniform bar (6-8) Percent Meeting Standard Reading Mathematics

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10 High school uniform bar Percent Meeting Standard Reading Mathematics

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11 New Information Each grade will be compared to the corresponding uniform bar, regardless of the schools grade span, using a Proficiency Index.

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12 A Proficiency Index will be calculated to blend data across grade levels and across grade spans where needed. The index is used because all schools do not match the 3,4,5 and 6,7,8 grade configurations. A K-6 school, for example, would have students to compare to both the elementary and middle school uniform bars. Proficiency Index

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13 The Proficiency Index is a single calculated number for a school and for each sub-group that averages each grade levels proficiency percentage. The index allows test scores to be combined across grade spans for determining AYP status. The index is calculated using each grades target percentage. Proficiency Index

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14 0 Students are meeting uniform bar goal Proficiency Index -2 On average, group has 2 percent fewer students meeting standard than is required An index less than zero means the school or sub-group is falling short of its goals. +3 On average, group has 3 percent more of its students meeting standard than is required An index of zero or higher means that the school or sub- group is exceeding the goals.

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15 If there is only one grade in a school the Proficiency Index would simply be the schools proficiency minus the target proficiency. For example, a school with only 5 th graders in which 67.1 percent of the students met the reading standard in 2007 would have a proficiency index of 2.9, since the target for the elementary school bar is 64.2 percent ( = 2.9). Proficiency Index (Reading test)

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16 Calculating the index for schools with multiple grades combines each grade level difference and weights the differences by the number of students in the grade. The example well use is for a K-6 school, where grades 3, 4, 5 are compared to the Reading elementary uniform bar, and the sixth-grade is compared to the Reading middle-school bar. Proficiency Index

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17 Example, K-6 Elementary Reading test, Low Income sub-group Facts: Grades 3-6 are tested. Grades 3-5 are compared to the elementary uniform bar. Grade 6 is compared to the middle school bar. 70 students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 (20 in grades 3 and 4, and 30 students in grade 5). 25 students in Grade 6 (total of 95 students in school).

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18 Grade Number of Continuously Enrolled Students Grade 320 Grade 420 Grade 530 Grade 625 Total95 Calculating a Schools Proficiency Index Reading - Low Income sub-group Percent Meeting Standard (adjusted for Margin of Error) 65.8 % 80 % 61 % 41.5 % State Uniform Bar Target (Percent) 64.2 % 47.3 % Difference (adjusted % Meeting Minus Target) 1.6 % 15.8 % -3.2 % -5.8 %

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19 Calculating a Schools Proficiency Index Reading - Low Income sub-group

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20 Calculating a Schools Proficiency Index Reading - All sub-group

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21 Calculating a Schools Proficiency Index Reading – Hispanic sub-group

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Questions ??? Contacts: JoLynn Berge or Bob Harmon or 22

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