In the future, all academies will be expected to use the college readiness targets in their educational goals.
CMU study and college readiness You won’t know if you have reached your goals if you don’t know what those goals are.
Ask questions after each testing period. In high performing academies, students, parents, teachers, administrator can all answer that question. Check section 7 of contract.
Coming...consistent testing windows.
The state assessment is in flux.
In order to understand the origin of the reports
Keep in mind that Science is now a 23 and Reading a 22.
Remember to look at all subjects but pay close attention to reading proficiency. Highland Park lawsuit- American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a “right to read” lawsuit on behalf of
2/3 of 4th graders and ¾ of 7th graders not proficient on reading test; 90% 12th graders fail reading portion of MME
Reference to contractual goals
Passed Dec. 20, 2011 and went into effect March 28, 2012
June 5- Budget blocked funding of implementation of Common Core
Academic Overview - Board Training (Lake Superior State University)
LSSU BOARD TRAINING
JULIE HOPPER | JUNE 29, 2014
How Do We Know If Students are Learning and
What Questions Should We Be Asking?
Discuss College Readiness and Elevate360
Discuss Nationally Norm Referenced Assessment
4 Updates on MEAP, Explore, and Plan
You are responsible as a board to ensure that
students who attend your academy meet the
educational goals outlined in the contract between
LSSU and your academy.
• Keep in mind that contractual educational goals
should include both academic achievement and
academic growth goals.
• No matter where students starting point, state
law states that ALL students must show
• Many students come in below grade level, in
order to catch up, they must “grow” each year.
How Will Our Board Know Whether
Students Are Learning?
Be Familiar with Educational Goals
Communicate with School Leader, EMO
Place Academic Performance on Agenda at
Each Board Meeting
5 Understand Academic Reports
Current Assessments Testing Cycle
(MAP or Performance Series)
Fall, Winter, Spring
Alg I,II, Geometry
Writing (4, 7)
Science (5, 8)
Social Studies (6, 9)
(Work Keys, ACT, Michigan
How Does LSSU Evaluate Student Academic
Performance at Our Academy?
Nationally Norm Referenced
Assessments compare students against
a national sample. (Performance Series,
Measure of Academic Progress)
Criterion referenced assessments
measure students against a set of
standards. (MEAP, ACT, Explore/Plan)
Mean Performance vs % Meeting Target
• Mean Performance is the average score (scale score
for Performance Series or RIT for MAP) of the students
taking an assessment whereas the % meeting the
target is the percentage of students who met a
How can we know whether students are
reaching their achievement and growth goals
for nationally norm referenced assessments?
Elevate360 is a web-based
program that shows whether
a student’s education is
preparing him or her to be
academically ready for
The program measures a
student’s academic growth
and achievement from 2nd
grade onward against targets
aligned to ACT’s definition of
measures a school’s
performance against a
national standard and
renders it graphically in a
form helpful in making
What Is College Readiness?
College readiness means that students
entering college have at least a:
chance of earning a
B or better50%
75% chance of earning a
C or better on entry level courses
A Respected Standard for
Measuring College Readiness
Why is a “21” important?
from the Act:
Beginning with the End In Mind
College readiness is achieved with a minimum composite score of
21 on the ACT college entrance exam, which students take in 11th
grade. The maximum composite score on the ACT is a 36. Below are
the individual subject matter scores that must be achieved to earn a
composite score of 21.
NOTE: ACT recently updated its target scores for reading to 22 and
science to 23. Elevate360 will incorporate these changes.
• Reading: 21
• Math: 22
• Science: 24
• English: 21
Success in College: It Matters
The PEW Research Center just
released a report titled “The Cost
of Not Going to College.” Using
current data from the Census
Bureau’s population survey, the
report shows that 25- to 32-year-
olds who go to college and earn a
four-year degree do much better
in both employment and wages
than those with some college or
Source: “College Educated Millennials Winning”
by Lou Glazer, February 20, 2014
Academic Data in Review
– Current and trend data
– Comparison district data
• Explore, Plan, ACT
• Performance Series and NWEA’s MAP
• Calculate Fall to Spring growth compared to targets
3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
ABC Academy 55 62 70 59 54 71
Comparison District 50 64 59 44 51 69
State 61.3 70 71.7 71.5 60.4 72.7
2012-2013 MEAP Reading
Michigan Educational Assessment
• Pay attention to all subject area proficiency
levels, however, pay special attention to reading.
• In July 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) filed a “right to read” lawsuit on behalf of
Highland Park students.
• State law state that students who do not score
satisfactorily on reading test in 4th and 7th grade,
shall be provided special assistance to being
skills to grade level within 12 months.
Performance Series or MAP
Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
College Readiness Target 2191 2380 2497 2615 2733 2800 2890
School 70% Gap Target 2085 2303 2397 2518 2651 2704 2809
Avg. Spring Score 2031 2220 2248 2464 2498 2609 2740
Avg. Fall Score 1837 2124 2162 2292 2458 2479 2621
Actual vs College Readiness Target- MATH
How Do I Read the Charts?
Target represents an
effect size of zero and
defines the minimum
level of attainment
needed to be
ready at the 50%
Marker Color Key
• Exceeded: Blue or Green
• Met: Yellow
• Did Not Meet: Red
How Much Growth Is Enough?
Public Act 277 passed in 2011 states that “the
educational goals shall include demonstrated improved
pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils.”
Elevate360 uses a growth-to-standard measure
to calculate whether students have achieved enough
A student’s fall score is subtracted from the target score
to determine appropriate growth targets. Students are
expected to close the gap by 70%.
• Meet Johnny
• Johnny scored the following:
– Fall Assessment: 200
– Spring College Readiness Target: 300
• If Johnny scores a 200 in the Fall on his
assessment and the spring college
readiness target is 300, he needs to
close the gap by 70 points by spring to
have made enough growth to be on track
for college readiness.
• College Readiness Targets and
Elevate360 reports differ from Scantron’s
Performance Series or NWEA’s Measure of
Academic Progress reports.
• You are bound to meet educational goals
and targets outlined in your contract.
Changes for MEAP
• Smarter Balanced Assessment to potentially replace
MEAP Smarter Balanced
Aligned to GLCE’s/HSCE’s Aligned to Common Core
Administered in fall Administered in spring
Measures prior year
Measures current year
Paper/Pencil assessment Computer adaptive
Delayed results Immediate results
Changes for ACT
• After June of the 2013-2014 school year, ACT will no
longer offer Explore and Plan.
• Explore and Plan will become the Aspire Assessment
which is a summative test for grades 3-10.
• Options for 2014-2015; request extension to use
Explore/Plan for one more year, adopt the Aspire test, or
use NWEA or PS.
Questions to Ask
• Are students who have been enrolled at the academy for
longer periods outperforming other students?
• How did students perform compared to districts of similar
student make up on the MEAP and nationally norm
• Specifically, what is the MEAP reading proficiency of 4th
and 7th graders?
• How many students met their growth target for
Performance Series or MAP?
• Are students meeting college readiness targets? How do
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