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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:
- Academic achievement
- Proficiency and Growth in Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies
- 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
- Chronic Absenteeism
- As measured by the reduction in the average days missed of the bottom 10% attendance (cutoff at X days - TBD)
- % 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
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!
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.
Links to the online survey:
Haitian Creole: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DOECPP_HaitianCreole
Please send us your comments by email: DOEAccountability@doe.k12.de.us
For the week of January 5, 2015, survey results can be accessed here.
Links to other states’ accountability systems:
Accountability Framework Working Group Meetings
- Academic achievement