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School Value-Added

Interacting with the Report

View the academic growth of your school's students in the most recent year.

As the school math coordinator, you want to determine which grades need the most support based on growth index.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the School Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click the arrows next to the Ohio's State Tests (4-8) (OST) and Ohio's State Tests End-of-Course (OST EOC) filters to expand them.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math under Ohio's State Tests (4-8) (OST) and Ohio's State Tests End-of-Course (OST EOC).
  6. The growth data for math in the current year appears in the report.
Compare your most recent year of growth and achievement with previous years.

As an elementary school principal, you would like to determine whether a support program for fifth-grade math has produced positive growth and achievement results over the last two years.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the School Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth and Achievement check boxes under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the Ohio's State Tests (4-8) (OST) filter to expand it.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Expand the menu for math and select fifth grade.
  7. Under Years, select check boxes for the two most recent years.
  8. The growth and achievement data appears in the report.
View achievement for one or more subjects, grades, courses, or years.

As a middle school principal, you are meeting with the math department to show their students' achievement upon exiting each grade.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the School Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Achievement check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the Ohio's State Tests (4-8) (OST) filter to expand it.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Expand the menu for math to deselect any grade that you don't want to view.
  7. Deselect the box for Ohio's State Tests End-of-Course (OST EOC).

  8. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  9. The data appears in the report.
View the academic growth for a cohort of students over time.

As the math coordinator, you are documenting the results of a grant supporting your students' learning in math. Use the School Value-Added report to find the math growth indexes of last year's fifth-grade cohort over the past two years.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the School Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the Ohio's State Tests (4-8) (OST) filter to expand the menu.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Expand the menu for math and deselect all grades except fifth grade.
  7. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  8. The data appears in the report.
View growth results with specific effectiveness levels.

The principal asked for your assistance in recognizing grades in the school that exhibit high growth in math.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the School Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Effectiveness Level check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the Ohio's State Tests (4-8) (OST) filter to expand the menu.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. In the Effectiveness Level section, deselect the Meets, Below, and Well Below check boxes.
  7. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  8. The data appears in the report.
View growth and achievement for grades over multiple years.

As the school admin, you are preparing for a vertical team meeting with your middle school math teachers. At this meeting, you want to display math growth results and discuss the trends.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the School Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth and Achievement check boxes under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to Ohio's State Tests (4-8) (OST).
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  7. The data appears in the report.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no testing in the spring of 2020, so the Value-Added reports changed as follows:

  • No value-added measures are available for 2019-20 . However, fall grade 3 and fall EOC scores for 2019-20 are included in the 2020-21 reports.
  • District, school, and teacher value-added measures for 2020-21 were created across a two-year period because there was limited testing in the 2020 school year.
  • No multi-year measures or composites for districts, schools, teachers for 2020-21 are available. All prior-year composites have been removed.

For more information about changes to reporting, see What's New in 2021 and Statistical Models and Business Rules.