Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Correction from OSPI on Special Education Student Scores

In our Aug. 16 press release on statewide test scores, OSPI incorrectly reported some numbers.

 Students receiving special education services can show their proficiency by earning a Level 2 on the Smarter Balanced tests. The original table OSPI posted was inconsistent in showing proficiency across 2015 and 2016. One year included students who passed at a Level 2, while the other did not. For clarity and transparency sake, we offer the following corrected tables:

  1. All students showing proficiency. This includes students who earned a Level 3 or 4 and those students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) allows them to show proficiency by earning a Level 2.

Percent of students proficient, 2015-16

ELA
Math
Grade
2015
2016
Diff.
2015
2016
Diff.
3
52.1
54.3
2.2
56.7
58.9
2.2
4
54.6
57.0
2.4
54.0
55.4
1.4
5
57.6
60.1
2.5
48.1
49.2
1.1
6
54.0
56.5
2.5
45.5
48.0
2.5
7
56.9
58.5
1.6
48.0
49.8
1.8
8
56.9
59.7
2.8
46.1
47.8
1.7

  1. Students earning Level 3 or 4. This includes only students who scored a Level 3 or 4.

Percent of students proficient, 2015-16

ELA
Math
Grade
2015
2016
Diff.
2015
2016
Diff.
3
51.7
54.0
2.3
56.4
58.7
2.3
4
54.1
56.6
2.5
53.7
55.0
1.3
5
57.1
59.6
2.5
47.7
48.9
1.2
6
53.5
56.0
2.5
45.2
47.8
2.6
7
56.2
57.9
1.7
47.6
49.5
1.9
8
56.4
59.0
2.6
45.8
47.6
1.8

OSPI regrets the error.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This DATA is falsified for SPED. The problem is no one cares and the can gets kicked down the road.

Black Face

Melissa Westbrook said...

Black Face, and how do you know that?