The Board will conduct a work session to discuss the District Scorecard on Wednesday, the 13th, starting at 4:30pm.
Here is a link to the scorecard. You will notice that while the district made positive annual change on 20 of the 23 measures for Academic Growth and Student Outcomes, and has seen positive change over the baseline on 21 of the 23 measures, the District has met only 1 of the 23 targets for 2013.
Let me say that again. Of the 23 measures of academic progress on the District Scorecard, the District has met the 2013 targets on one of them. Oddly, the scorecard reports having met none of them. The goal that the District met was 60% of 6th graders passing all classes, and the result for 2013 was 61%. That goal was reached. Funny that they didn't notice.
This data is supposed to be used to hold District staff accountable. We will see, on Wednesday, what accountability looks like in Seattle Public Schools.
There is an operations data dashboard as well and the District didn't meet many of the annual targets on that one, but they did meet a couple.
There were some near misses on the District Scorecard.
3rd graders exceeding standard on the state reading test - 49%, Target: 50%
7th graders exceeding standard on the state math test - 46%, Target: 50%
First-time 9th graders earning sufficient credits - 88%, Target: 90%
Students graduating in 6 years or fewer - 81%, Target: 85%
Some of the worst misses were:
Free/Reduced Lunch students proficient on the state reading test - 62%, Target: 83%
ELL students who met/exceeded typical growth on state reading test - 52%, Target: 80%
Repeat 9th graders earning sufficient credits - 25%, Target: 75%
We continue to do worst with the students we have failed the most.