On Sept. 20, 2018, the Department released Strive HI Performance System results for School Year 2017-18, the sixth year under the state-designed school improvement and accountability system, and the second aligned to the 2017-20
Strategic Plan and new requirements of
federal law. Results were presented to the Board of Education that day. An explanatory overview of the measures and indicators can be seen in
this factsheet. Key statewide results for 2017-18:
- Smarter Balanced Assessment scores in language arts/literacy showed gains in all grade levels tested (grades 3-8 and 11). Statewide, language arts/literacy scores are up 4 points over the year prior (to 55%).
- More students are gaining essential literacy skills by the 3rd and 8th grades. Third graders reading near, at or on grade level is up 8 points over the year prior (to 73%); for 8th graders, the number is up 6 points (to 73%).
- Smarter Balanced Assessment scores in Math increased in 4 of 7 grades tested (grades 3, 5, 6 and 11). These increasing scores are promising as more elementary students are entering the middle grades better prepared.
- Continuing a strong readiness trend, more students are completing Career & Technical Education programs by the 12th grade — up 6 points over the year prior (to 48%).
Click the image below to view the Strive HI Statewide Snapshot, or click here.
The Statewide Snapshot:* A one-page summary of statewide student and school performance on metrics across grade spans as well as those that are specific to elementary, middle and high schools.
The Strive HI Master Data File:* Spreadsheet with comprehensive data across all measures for each school (some data are suppressed to protect student privacy at schools with small populations).
The Strive HI Technical Report: provides detail on how the measures are calculated.
- School Performance Reports:* Each school's report provides a snapshot of key indicators. You can use the Report Finder to search for reports by school and school year, or:
- Public Schools: Use the School Finder tool to find the school page you're looking for. Each school page has a link to its performance report. (To better understand how to read these reports, please view this sample annotated report.) For a small number of schools, details from these reports are not publicly available because of the small student population; data are suppressed to protect student privacy.
- Charter Schools: Reports are available on the Charter Schools' page.
* These documents were updated on Feb. 19, 2019, to update an on-track indicator for English Language Proficiency which impacted about 230 schools.