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The report card system that once measured a school’s success will be getting an overhaul this year as new Accountability Scorecards are being introduced. There will be two different levels being measured: District Scorecards and School Scorecards. The scorecards will use a color-coding system to indicate success ranging from green (best), lime, yellow, orange and red (worst). Each district and individual school’s color will be based on a combination of top to bottom list ranking, achievement gap and traditional AYP indicators resulting in a point value.

What are the major changes?

  • The bottom 30% is now a subgroup for all schools.
  • Attendance target of 90% for the whole school, no subgroups.
  • Differentiated proficiency targets based on the school’s past performance. Future targets will reach total proficiency of 85% and progress targets will be broken down into 10 steps to reach this goal by 2021-22.
  • Safe Harbor will be based on 80th percentile of statewide proficiency.
  • Educator Effectiveness labels and TSDL completion will be included on the scorecard.
  • Compliance with SIP and SPR will be factors.

MDE shared proficiency targets, an FAQ, and a great power point to use with staff on the new scorecard system:

Still confused? Join us at Ed Con this summer to get a full explanation and to have questions answered by the BAA’s Vanessa Keesler during her breakout session.