Interpreting the Data

The Department of Education assigns the following ratings to each indicator:

Measures

High School

Middle School

Elementary School

Proficiency 22.2% 25.0% 28.6%
Closing Achievement Gap 22.2% 25.0% 28.6%
College & Career Ready Growth 11.1% 12.5% 14.3%
Annual Expected Growth 11.1% 12.5% 14.3%
College & Career Readiness 11.1% 12.5% N/A
Graduation Rate 11.1% N/A N/A
Attendance 5.6% 6.3% 7.1%
Staff Retention 5.6% 6.3% 7.1%

The overall rating score determines which rating category is assigned.  To get the overall score, you add up all of the points received for each of the individual measures.  The cuts are as follows:

Category

High School

Middle School

Elementary School

Exceptional 75 and above 71 and above 79 and above
High Performing 70-74.9 68-70.9 73-78.9
Commendable 65.4-69.9 64-67.9 67-72.9
Acceptable 60-65.3 57-63.9 61-66.9
Needs Improvement 56-59.9 53-56.9 55-60.9
Priority 55.9 and below 52.9 and below 54.9 and below
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