K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission July 18, 2014 School Year 2012-13 Data
Kansas Student Population Trends(Percent of K-12, September Unaudited Enrollment, Public Schools)
Subjects Assessed • 261,164 Reading (Grades 3-8, HS) • 260,653 Math (Grades 3-8, HS) • 110,482 Science (Grades 4, 7, HS) • 48,717 KELPA (Grades K-12 )
Early Comments on Results Graduation rates continue to increase, up from 83% to 84.9%, with the largest gains in our subgroups. Attendance rates are high at 94.9% Participation rates on assessments remain very close to 100%. For a second year in a row, student performance on state Math and Reading assessments declined.
Five Performance Levels Exemplary Exceeds Standard Meets Standard Approaches Standard Academic Warning
Reporting “Standard & Above” • Reported percentages are totals of all students in the top three performance levels. Example from Reading, All Students: • Exemplary . . . . . . . 29.9 • Exceeds Standard . . 29.5 • Meets Standard . . . 25.3 % at Standard or Above = 84.7
Reading Trends by Percent Proficient, All Students, Report Card Population
Disaggregated Groups All students Males & females Ethnic groups Free & reduced lunch Students with disabilities English Language Learners
Reading Gap by Percent Proficient, SES levels, 2000 – 2013, (report card population)
Poverty Trends within Ethnic GroupsKansas public schools only, all grades and preschool, 2006-2013
Reading Gaps by Percent Proficient & Ethnicity: 2000 – 2013(percent proficient, all grades, report card population)
Math Gap by Percent Proficient, SES levels,2000 – 2013, (report card population)
Math Gap by Percent Proficient & Ethnicity, 2000 – 2012(report card population)
Science – Grades Tested Grade 4 Grade 7 High School
Who are the students scoring below proficient? Let’s focus on the 4,743 third graders below proficient in 2011.
Highly Qualified Teachers • To be highly qualified, a teacher must be “fully” licensed & must demonstrate subject matter competence. • Competence is demonstrated by: • Content major, or • PRAXIS II content test, or • Rubric (content hours, content workshops, experience & other PD related to content area).
Personnel Changes Since 2008-09 637 fewer Licensed Personnel 163 more Special Education Teachers 51 more Kindergarten Teachers 974 fewer Other Teachers 154 fewer Library/Media Specialists 58 fewer School Counselors 11 fewer Superintendents 55 fewer Principals 233 fewer Non-Certified employees
Other Measures • Graduation Rate (H.S. & districts) • Use the Adjusted four- and five-year cohort formulas • GED is not included • At least 80% or • If ≥ 50% but < 80%, 3% more than previous year • If < 50%, 5% more than previous year • Attendance Rate • Elementary school requirement • 90% or improvement over last year
Graduation Rate 4-yr. adjusted cohort graduation formula