# 1 Paul Tuss, Ph.D., Program Manager Sacramento Co. Office of Education August 17, 2009 California’s Integrated Accountability System.

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1 Paul Tuss, Ph.D., Program Manager Sacramento Co. Office of Education August 17, 2009 California’s Integrated Accountability System

2 Accountability Requirements State System Academic Performance Index PSAA of 1999 Federal System Adequate Yearly Progress NCLB Act of 2001

3 Accountability Requirements API Uses a Growth Model Looks at a school’s growth in performance from year to year AYP Uses a Status Model Looks at the percentage of students meeting common performance thresholds

5 What is the API? Single number ranging from 200 to 1000 Reflects student performance based on statewide testing Calculated by “averaging” test results across students in multiple subject areas on multiple tests

6 Assessments used in the API STAR Tests (CST, CMA, CAPA)  English-Language Arts (Gr. 2-11)  Mathematics (Gr. 2-11)  History-Social Science (grades 8-11)  Science (grades 5, 8-11) California High School Exit Exam  ELA & Math (grades 10-12)

7 How to Calculate API 1. Convert each test result into a score on the API scale (200 to 1000) Advanced= 1000 points Proficient= 875 points Basic= 700 points Below Basic= 500 points Far below Basic= 200 points 2. Calculate a weighted average of the scores

8 2008-09 Content Area Weights Content Area K-56-89-12 ELA56%52%36% Math38%34%27% Science6%7%23% History7%14%

9 How is the API used? An API is calculated for schools, LEA’s, and student subgroups State goal is to reach 800 Schools and subgroups are assigned annual growth targets reflecting progress toward goal

10 Annual API Growth Targets Between 200 and 690  Gain 5% of the distance to 800 From 691 to 795  Gain 5 points From 796 to 799  Reach 800 A Schools at or above 800  Stay at or above 800

11 Statewide API Target Statewide Target Maximum 1000 800 Minimum 200 0

12 Growth Target API Growth Target (Example) Maximum 1000 800 Minimum 200 0 600 Example School 200 x 5% = 10 800 -600

13 API Reporting Cycles 2-Year Cycle: API from one year is compared to API from prior year to see if growth targets were met Each year’s testing results in a Base API & a Growth API Purpose - Allow phase-in of new assessments and changes to content area weights

14 2007 2008 2009 2010. API Reporting Cycles 2007 Base 2008 Growth 2008 Base 2009 Growth 2009 Base 2010 Growth

15 Important Features of the API Cross-sectional – does not track individual student progress Only includes long-term students Results used for  Statewide rank  Similar schools rank  Awards eligibility  Intervention programs

17 What is AYP? Measures how well schools and districts are meeting common standards of academic performance Annual determination on benchmark targets that increase over time

18 AYP Performance Targets Participation Rate on statewide tests  In ELA & math for school & subgroups Percent Proficient on statewide tests  In ELA & math for school & subgroups Growth API Graduation Rate (HS only)

19 AYP Percent Proficient Targets Common targets for all schools/LEAs of same type  Apply to Schools & subgroups  Increase each year Ultimate objective is 100% proficient in ELA & math by 2013-14

20 AYP Targets for Unified Districts English-Language Arts 20

21 AYP Targets for Unified Districts Mathematics 21

22 Assessments used in AYP STAR Tests in ELA & Math  Grades 2-8 (CST, CMA, CAPA)  Grade 10 (CAPA) California High School Exit Exam in ELA & Math  Grade 10

23 Additional AYP Targets Participation Rate – 95% in ELA & Math Growth API - Meet annual target (650 for 2009) or one point growth Graduation Rate (HS only) - Meet annual target (83.1% for 2009) or 0.1% gain

24 Consequences of AYP Schools not meeting AYP targets are identified for PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT Required to carry out a variety of interventions and reforms Sanctions increase each year in PI

25 Entering & Exiting PI Only applies to Title 1 schools / LEAs Enter PI after missing AYP for two consecutive years  In same subject area ~or~ indicator Exit PI by meeting all AYP targets for two consecutive years

26 Accountability Summary API Uses a Growth Model Includes all subject areas Also provides rankings AYP Uses a Status Model Math & ELA only Used for Program Improvement

27 Contact Information Paul Tuss Sacramento County Office of Education 916 - 228 - 2575 ptuss@scoe.net

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