STAR 2008 AUSD Student Achievement Analysis
Over-arching Goal: Increase achievement for all students while closing the achievement gap in English/language arts and mathematics between our lowest performing subgroups— African Americans, Latinos, English Learners, and Special Education students— and our highest performing subgroups— Whites and Asians.
This Report Examines: • Academic Performance Index (API) • Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) • CST highlights and issues • Areas of focus based on data
Academic Performance Index API— • California State measure • Mostly based on CST scores • Single composite score of performance • Rewards moving students up • Moving target– Base API to Growth API
District API Possibly inflated by 1-2 pointsWill be revised in November
Middle School API Chipman- two years of double digit growth Lincoln- double digit growth Wood- Prior year growth
AYP- Annual Yearly Progress • Sets required targets • Percent proficient – ELA and math • Significant subgroups must meet targets • High school proficiency based mainly on CAHSEE • Includes participation rate and graduation rate.
AYP- ELA 2008 Progress toward Annual Measurable Objectives 2009 target= 45%
Gradual Consistent Increases-- Strong Performance of Whites, Asians and Districtwide White 78% Asian 74% District 65%
English Learners Show Strong Increases White Asian District English Learners +15%
…But the Achievement Gap in ELA is Growing White 78% Asian 74% Afr.American35% Amer. Indian 33% Sp.Ed. 29%
AYP- Math 2008 Progress toward Annual Measurable Objectives
Overall Math Proficiency High District 63%
Math— Growth from 2003-2006 District 63%
Math Data Flat 2006-08 Asian White District English Learners Hispanic African American Sp. Ed.
Some Groups Show Slight Losses Asian Filipino Sp. Ed.
AUSD Missed Annual Measureable Objective for Some Subgroups AMO African American Sp. Ed. 2009 target= 45.5%
Implications Regarding Program Improvement (PI) • AUSD will be on the District PI Watch list. • Chipman will continue in Program Improvement Year 3. • Wood School will be on the PI Watch list based on math for English Learners and low income students.
A Closer Look: CST Scores • End-of-Year test for standards taught • Look at data by grade • Helps pinpoint where to put focus
ELA Growth in Grades 4-9 Over 60% proficient and improving
English Language Arts Growth in Grades 4-9 Gradual but steady growth
Math— Over 70% Proficient in Grades 2-5 Increases in Grades 3-6
Math Decline Sharp in Grades 6-11 Proficiency Down in Grades 7-10
Looking Deeper • Math proficiency in grades 6-11 • Math achievement by subgroup
Math Achievement by Subgroup, Grades 6-11 African American Students
Math Achievement by Subgroup, Grades 6-11 Hispanic- Latino Students
Math Achievement by Subgroup, Grades 6-11 Asian Students- The highest performing group
What the Data Doesn’t Show • More students are taking higher level math classes. • Last year, 40% of all 7th grade students took Algebra. In 06-07, 31% took Algebra. • African American and Latino students are under-represented in higher level math classes. • Math proficiency in grade-level and advanced classes is dropping.
Moving beyond the data • Hold a Math Summit in the fall that includes math teachers, administrators, and support providers. • Incorporate SIM and other instructional strategies into math professional development. • Continue professional development that supports math content knowledge. • Last spring, tightened requirements for 7th grade Algebra.
In addition • Adopt math intervention materials. • Adopt new math textbooks that allow for integrating appropriate instructional strategies. • Further tighten placement of students into 7th grade algebra.
In Review— • Overall, achievement in ELA is up. • Achievement in math is up in some grades, and high overall in elementary grades. • The achievement gap for African American and Latino students is extreme in math in grades 7-11. • We have increased the number of students taking challenging math classes, but with some loss of proficiency. • We have a plan to address the problems that surfaced in the data.