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Presentation for Dothan City Schools showing system data presented by Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama

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  • System Performance Comparisons for Dothan City Schools Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama September 28, 2009
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    • QUESTIONS
    • What demographic challenges does the system face?
    • Does the system focus spending to produce results?
    • Does the system succeed with all kinds of students?
    • Does the system prepare students for higher education and the workforce?
  • What demographic challenges does the system face? Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
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  • Does the system focus spending to produce results? Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
  • How we define spending.
    • We include all “core” academic expenditures:
    • Instruction-related :
      • Instruction – teachers, classroom supplies, etc.
      • Instructional Support – principal’s office, library, instructional technology, counselor, nurse, etc.
    • Facilities and Administration :
      • Facility Operation & Maintenance – custodial & maintenance services, utilities, security, etc.
      • Administration – board, central office, etc.
    • We exclude Food Service and Transportation
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  • Does the system succeed with all kinds of students? Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
  • How we measure success.
    • Performance on the Alabama Reading and Math Test (ARMT) in Grades 3-8 and the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) in Grades 11-12
    • Measured by % of students performing at Level IV
      • Level I – does not meet academic standards
      • Level II – partially meets academic standards
      • Level III – meets academic standards
      • Level IV – exceeds academic standards
    • Compared with the statewide average
    • For key socioeconomic subgroups in the student body
      • Poverty vs. Non-Poverty students (defined by free/reduced lunch percentage)
      • White vs. Black students
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    • Summary of Test Results for
    • 13 School Systems, Spring 2009
    • Percent of 2009 results above statewide averages for the four subgroups
    • Comparison of 2008 and 2009 results (Percent of “green” results)
    • Percent of 2009 results showing improvement over 2008
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  • Does the system prepare students for higher education and the workforce? Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
  • How we measure preparation for higher education and the workforce.
    • Graduation rate, dropout rate
    • ACT college entrance exam average score and participation
    • If available, Advanced Placement participation and success
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