End-of-Course Improvement Indicator

Description

Previously, when students retook end-of-course tests, their performance was included in the indicator for the relevant test. This means the measure included first-time test takers’ scores and scores from retaken tests.

The content indicators in the Indicators Met measure now only will include first-time test takers’ performance, while the End-of-Course Improvement Indicator will measure performance and improvement for retaken tests. This provides long-term trends and a true picture of initial performance levels toward school and district goals.

Highlighting how schools and districts are performing on retakes in particular will shed light on efforts to provide remediation or other supports for students who did not score proficient or higher on the initial administration of the respective end-of-course tests. Students who already have scored proficient will not be addressed in the indicator in order to prevent any unintended incentives to have those students take additional tests.

Technical Fact

All retaken tests with initial scores of 1 or 2 (out of 5) will be included in the calculation denominator. Improving one or more levels will count as ‘1’ in the numerator; and ‘0.3’ bonus points will be awarded for improving two or more levels. 

Last Modified: 9/10/2018 3:51:11 PM