4 Purpose of School Performance Framework (SPF) The School Performance Framework (SPF) helps us be accountable for success of every student. While initially holding schools harmless, CCSD will celebrate schools achieving uncommon results. The aim is to identify what works so we can learn and get better faster.The SPF will be an important addition to the accountability picture.The SPF is an improvement because it takes into account student growth and annual improvements while recognizing highest performing schools. It helps us focus support on schools that need it most.
5 BackgroundWhile status matters—especially at the high school level—academic growth to a standard and annual improvements in achievement is important. In the SPF, where a student starts is taken into account (whether they are approaching, meeting, or exceeding standards) and schools receive credit for annual improvements in achievement.Under AYP, schools only received credit if students reached proficiency on the state assessment.The high school SPF uses Graduation, College & Career Readiness, Nevada Growth Model, and School Climate results to measure the achievement of schools.
6 DevelopmentMay 2011: SPF introduced and described in Superintendent’s “A Look Ahead”September 2011: Superintendent appoints a 36 member Technical Advisory Panel on Academic Growth Phase 2 (TAP2) including 2 superintendents from rural districts, 2 Nevada Department of Education staff, 2 UNLV Professors, 2 parents, 7 teachers, 6 principals, and central office support staff to advise the Superintendent on the development of a SPFOctober 2011 – February 2012Over 5,000 people including staff, community members, and parents surveyed on SPF weights and elementsMultiple frameworks created, shared, and revised based on feedback from the fieldFinal ES/MS version released for trial year and a halfPrincipal focus group convened: unanimous decision to create a high school SPFMarch 2012 – May 2012Approximately 800 staff, community members, and parents surveyed on high school SPFPrincipal focus group met 3 times to give advice on HS SPF21 high schools participated in focus groups (approximately 12 teachers a school) in order to give advice on the HS SPFFinal HS version released for trial year
7 HS SPF Factors & Measurements Graduation: 35%College & Career Readiness: 35%Growth: 20%School Climate: 10%Graduation Rate, 40%(14 points)CSN articulated Career & Technical Education course participation and course completion, 25%(8.75 points)Median Growth Percentile (MGP) from 8th to 10th gradeAttendance: 20%(2 points)Credit Sufficiency, 40%(7 points)4 years of math/3 years of lab science course completion, 25%IEP Student Equity: state target of students in Least Restrictive Environment: 20%High School Proficiency Exam, 20%AP/IB/Dual Credit:Participation, 25% (8.75 points)Performance, 25%LEP Student Equity: state target of student performance on ELPA: 20%(2points)Parent Engagement Plan: 20%Student & Teacher Climate Survey: 10% each
8 Steps to a High School’s Score: Step One Step One: Academics matter mostThe CCSD is accountable for ALL students being Ready By Exit. Academics is 90 percent of a school’s SPF score.*If schools do not meet or exceed established targets, schools earn full points for a 10 percent annual reduction in students not meeting or exceeding the established target.(1) Graduation: 35 pointsGraduation RateHigh School Proficiency Exam first time pass ratesCredit Sufficiency: 10th, 11th, and 12th graders(2) College & Career Readiness (CCR): 35 pointsAP/IB/Dual Enrollment Participation & PerformanceCareer & Technical Education: participation and course credit in CSN articulated courses4 years math/3 years science course completion of 12th graders(3) Academic Growth to a Standard (Growth): 20 pointsMedian Growth Percentile 8th to 10th grade
9 Steps to a High School’s Score: Step Two Step Two: An excellent school is more than just a test scoreThe CCSD values a positive learning environment for all students. School Climate is 10 percent of a school’s SPF score.Attendance: Do 90 percent or more of students attend school daily? 2 points (full points if 92% or higher of students attend daily; half points if %)Limited English Proficient student equity: Did Limited English Proficient students meet state targets on the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)? 2 pointsSpecial Education student equity: Did the percent of Special Education students in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) meet the state target OR the time students spend in their LRE increase? 2 pointsEngaging staff: Did 80 percent or higher of staff members respond positively on the climate survey? 1 pointEngaging students: Did 80 percent or higher of students respond positively on the climate survey? 1 pointEngaging parents: Did the school create a Parent Engagement plan? 2 points
10 Steps to a High School’s Score: Step Three Step Three: The system must be fairThe CCSD must use a framework that evaluates all schools fairly. An Open Access multiplier is included for schools that do not require students to apply in order to attend:Comprehensive schools earn a 10 percent multiplier to their total points as they are open access schools, which all students can enroll.Magnet schools earn a 5 percent multiplier to their total points as they are both open access and selective of students in their specialized programs.
11 Steps to a High School’s Score: Step Four Step 1: Academics 90+Step 2: School Climate 10=100 percent of a school’s SPF scoreStep Four: All schools are uniqueThe CCSD recognizes different schools may have different goals. A met Focus Goal is a 5 percent bonus added to the school’s overall SPF score (added from steps 1 - 3).In partnership with Academic Managers, schools choose the annual focus goal their particular school wants to work on. Schools choose how to measure this goal.A school does not lose percentage points for not accomplishing their focus goal.
12 Steps to a High School’s Score: Step Five Step Five: All systems must be alignedThe CCSD must align with the federal and state accountability systems. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a gatekeeper to the highest ratings and from the lowest rating.If a school did not make AYP or AYP Watch, the highest rating that school can earn is 3 stars.If a school made AYP, the lowest rating that school can earn is 2 stars.
13 Steps to an Elementary & Middle School’s Score: Step Six Step Five: Transparency plus support equal success.Every school earns a score based on steps 1-6. However, a school’s designation is based on 2 years of scores. Example:data (framework released May 2012)3 starsdata (framework released August 2012)4 starsThis school’s 2012 SPF score during the hold harmless year (released August 2012) is 4 starsDifferent ratings earn differential supports or autonomies. Through transparency, schools will be able to know and learn from schools succeeding with similar populations.*A school that makes AYP and earns 30-0 points will be classified as a 2 star schoolAYPpoints, 5 stars79-65 points, 4 stars64-51 points, 3 stars50-30 points, 2 stars29-0 points, 1 star*AYP Watchpoints, 4 stars64-51 points, 3 stars50-30 points, 2 stars29-0 points, 1 starNopoints, 3 stars50-30 points, 2 stars29-0 points, 1 star
14 Other SchoolsCharter schools will be included on the HS SPF when valid data is available.A School Performance Framework for alternative and special education schools are currently in development.
15 Uses Schools that earn 5 stars will be Autonomous Schools. Schools that earn 1 star will receive differentiated supports.High Schools will attend School Improvement Planning professional development in order that SPF results can be used to increase achievement for all students.The main purpose of the SPF is for schools to learn who is earning uncommon results with similar student populations in order to learn from one another and increase achievement of all students.
16 ConclusionThe School Performance Framework will help ensure all students in the Clark County School District are Ready By Exit.Q&A following “Understanding the School Performance Framework” presentation