AFWG Information and Resources

  • Seeking Input on the New School Accountability System

    The Delaware Department of Education is developing a new comprehensive accountability system that will measure and publicly report on multiple areas of school success. This is a change from the previous single measure system (AYP). Part A of the new system was vetted through a team of district representatives this summer and with their input will include the following academic measures:

    1. Academic achievement
      • Proficiency and Growth in Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies
    2. College and Career Readiness
      • High School - As measured by % of students who have demonstrated CCR by senior year as measured by SBAC proficiency or the new SAT (school/district choice)
      • Middle School – As measured by % of students on track to be proficient in 3 years
      • Elementary School – As measured by % of students on track to be proficient in 3 years
    3. Chronic Absenteeism
      • As measured by the reduction in the average days missed of the bottom 10% attendance (cutoff at X days - TBD)
    4. On-Track
      • % of students on-track to graduate as measured by the reduction in the rate of off-track by cohort group

    There will also be a secondary component of the new accountability system—Part B—that will measure additional areas important to Delawareans. We are proud to be the only state in the country asking all of its residents for inputas we develop this comprehensive system that will help ensure all of our students are College and Career Ready. Part B will include additional measures that represent what Delawareans feel are important in determining school success. Examples of potential Part B measures include:

    • The school’s progress in closing the achievement gap
    • The percentage of students who graduate with an industry –recognized credential
    • How teachers, parents, and students feel about the school

    The Part B Survey is available online.

    Opportunities for Engagement

    Town Halls:

    Community town halls are scheduled for the following dates and locations. Additional town halls may be scheduled and will be included on this website. Please check back for updates!

    Wednesday, November 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Carvel State Office Building at 9th and French streets, Wilmington (Agenda, Powerpoint)

    Wednesday, November 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the John Collette Education Resource Center, 35 Commerce Way, Dover (Agenda, Powerpoint)

    Thursday, November 13, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at A.G. Waters Middle School, 1235 Cedar Lane Rd, Middletown (Agenda, Powerpoint)

    Wednesday, November 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Sussex County Council Chamber, 2 The Circle, Georgetown (Agenda, Powerpoint)

    Surveys:

    The survey, available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole, will enable us to gather information on areas that Delawareans feel are important in analyzing the performance of their schools. In addition, it will help inform Part B as well as the structure and design of the report. The survey will remain open until December 31, 2014.

    Flyers for the survey can be downloaded here: (English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)

    Links to the online survey:

    English: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DOECPP

    Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/DOECPP_Spanish

    Haitian Creole: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DOECPP_HaitianCreole

    Printable copies of the survey can be downloaded here: ( English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)

    Contact us:

    Please send us your comments by email: DOEAccountability@doe.k12.de.us

    Additional Resources

    Survey results:

    For the week of January 5, 2015, survey results can be accessed here.

    Links to other states’ accountability systems:

    Documents:

    Survey flyer ( English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)

    Paper survey ( English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)

    Agenda for Community Town Halls

    PowerPoint for Community Town Halls

Accountability Framework Working Group Meetings