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School Value-Added Summary
Understanding the Report
In this report, the table includes each school's growth measures for the most recent year. These values and their associated colors come from each school's value-added reports. A white cell in the table indicates that no growth measure was available.
Comparing Growth Across Grades and Subjects
When comparing growth across grades and subjects, it's important to focus on the effectiveness levels rather than the growth measure values. By itself, the growth measure does not account for the amount of evidence above or below Expected Growth. In contrast, the effectiveness level is based on both the growth measure and its associated standard error. The standard error provides a measure of how strong the evidence is that the students met, exceeded, or did not meet expected growth. Because both the growth measure and the standard error are accounted for in applying the colors, the effectiveness levels offer a fair and appropriate way to identify patterns of growth across grades, subjects, and districts.
The colors on this report match the colors on each school's Value-Added report and are applied using these rules.
|Color||Growth Index Compared to Expected Growth||Interpretation|
At least 2 standard errors above
Significant evidence that the school's students made more growth than expected.
Between 2 standard errors above and 2 standard errors below
Evidence that the school's students made growth as expected.
More than 2 standard errors below
Significant evidence that the school's students made less growth than expected.
To view the report for a different assessment, choose from the list under the Tests/Subjects tab.
To view a school's Value-Added report, click on the school's name in the table.