Thursday, November 08, 2018

Seattle Schools District Scorecard Coming Out

Superintendent Juneau told the Executive Committee today that the district's scorecard would be coming soon (either tomorrow or Monday).

There's good news and bad news.

The good news is that SPS continues to improve overall and widen its lead in performance as compared to the rest of the state.  SPS students outperforms the state average by 13 points in math and 10 points in ELA.  Gaps are closing for graduation rates.

However, the gaps are not closing in math and ELA proficiency.

The discipline rate is dropping but the disproportionality in who gets disciplined has not changed.

There were no written materials but my notes reflect that she stated that in ELA achievement there is a 40 point difference between black and white students.

She said it was worse for math performance.

Director Geary pointed out that one consideration is what students may be getting at home - wealthier families can afford tutors and extra-curricular activities.  What she was concerned with is getting kids to today's standards which are higher level than in the past.  Meaning, the jobs of today demand more and the district needs to get students there.

Juneau said whether we are talking about standards, school climate, socio-emotional, discipline or graduation rates - there are kids behind those data points.  She wants to be sure of what the district measures and what it delivers.

More when the scorecard is released.

1 comment:

NNE Mom said...

And, here it is: