EdInsight Dashboard Glossary

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    504 Designation A person with a disability as someone who: has a physical or mental impairment with "substantially" limits one or more major life activity (such as reading or concentrating), has a record of impairment, and/or is regarded as having an impairment or a significant difficulty that isn't temporary. Section 504
    Bilingual Program Programs that provide instruction using the student's native language and English across all subject areas or provide instruction in English across all subject areas with support in the native language.  
    College Ready Benchmark College and Career Readiness is determined by College Board by assessing students via PSAT and SAT. The NEW PSAT/SAT has been implemented, but the OLD PSAT/SAT scores will continue to appear in the EdInsight Dashboard.  
    DCAS Alt-1 The purpose is to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as they relate to the Delaware Content Standards Grade Band Extensions (Gbes). In addition, the assessment will assist educators in building and maintaining instruction aligned with academic expectations. Reading and mathematics will be assessed twice a year (fall and spring) for students in grades 3 through 10. Second graders will only be assessed in the spring. Science (grades 5, 8, 10) and social studies (grades 4, 7) will be assessed once in the spring. DCAS Alt-1 Information
    DCAS Performance Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System is a series of assessments designed to measure the progress of Delaware students in prioritized content standards in reading and mathematics in grades 3-10; science in grades 5, 8, and 10; and social studies in grades 4 and 7. DCAS Information
    DDOE Reportable Offenses Misdemeanors (assault III and U.S Code III) committed by children under the age of  12 do not have to be reported to the police. You still must report the incident to the Department of Education. Violent felonies committed by children under the age of 12 must be reported to the Department.  
    Delta Difference from state median for school category (el/ms/hs)  
    Discipline Incidents Count of discipline incident offenses for a student as entered in eSchoolPLUS  
    District Class Period Absence Rate Derived by dividing class period absences by class period membership days as entered in eSchoolPlus  
    District Daily Attendance Rate Derived by dividing attendance days by membership from daily attendance and membership days from daily attendance and membership totals as entered in eSchoolPLUS  
    District Days Absent Count of days absent from school, taken from daily attendance total entered in eSchoolPLUS  
    District level Status Color indicates if meeting statewide median or districts  
    District level Trend Difference from state median  
    District Tardy Rate Derived by dividing daily tardy totals by membership days from daily attendance and membership totals as entered in eSchoolPLUS  
    Early Learner Performance The performance is based on the Teaching Strategies Assessment that is given to students in kindergarten Early Learner Performance Information
    Early Learner Survey "An observational tool through which kindergarten observe and record children's specific skills that lead to success in kindergarten. The survey is a process for: welcoming students and their families to kindergarten; recognizing students strengths; communicating with families about their children's needs and development; and helping kindergarten teachers, schools, districts, and the state identify how to best support young children's school readiness and progress." Early Learner Survey Information
    ECAP Early Childhood Assistance Programs provide comprehensive preschool services for Delaware's four year old children. ECAP's goal is to prepare children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Early Childhood Assistance Program Information
    English as Second Language English as a Second Language programs provide instruction in English across all subject areas. This program takes into account the student's level of English proficiency and builds on the language skills and academic subject knowledge the student has acquired in his or her native language. English as a Second Language Information
    English Language Learner English Language Learners are students with limited English proficiency (also referred to as LEP). ELLs are individuals who, by reason of foreign birth or ancestry, speak a language other than English, and either comprehend, speak, read or write little or no English, who have been identified as English Language Learners by a valid English language proficiency assessment approved by the DOE for use statewide. English Language Learner Information 
    Enrolled Students with Potential Number of students enrolled in the identified AP courses that have been identified to have AP potential. Students potentially may show up on the list in a school that does not offer the class if the student was enrolled in the class in a different school with the class. The class follows the student.  
    Exceptionality Code Refers to a student's special education needs (i.e autistic, learning disability, etc.)  
    Foster Care Includes all children in foster care  
    Goal The goal for standardized assessments are set by the creators of each assessment and is the score that students must meet or exceed to meet the threshold for the assessment  
    Homeless Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; includes children and youths who are sharing the housing of the other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels. trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement; children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is in a private or public place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above. Homeless Definition
    Late Enrollment Any student that is enrolled after September 30th of the current school year  
    Math Assessments STAR math assessments provide interim data so you can set goals, respond quickly to student needs, monitor progress, and maximize growth  
    NWEA MAP Measures of Academic Progress creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student's learning level--precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. Provides "essential" information about what each student knows and is ready to learn. NWEA MAP Information
    Part B Section 619 IDEA, Part B is a U.S Department of Education grant program that provides supplemental financial support to local educational agencies (LEAs) to help pay the excess cost of providing a free appropriate public education to children with disabilities. Part B Section 619 Information
    Primary Instructional Setting Specialized instructional setting that the student primarily learns  
    Reading Assessments Star reading provides interm data on students' reading skills, so you can set goals, respond quickly to student needs, monitor progress, and maximize growth  
    Repeating Current Grade Any student that is repeating the current grade level  
    Retained Any student that has been retained in a past grade level  
    School Attainment Number of schools in district that are meeting the metric threshold  
    School level Status Color indicates if meeting statewide median school category (el/ms/hs)  
    School level Trend Trend arrow indicates difference from relevant prior period  
    School Violations School violations are incidents that are lesser incidents than DDOE Reportable Offenses and State Law Reportable Offenses and are determined by the district's or school's definition of a "School Violation."  
    Smarter Balanced Performance Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium created the Smarter Balanced Assessment which uses a computer adaptive format: questions get harder when students answer correctly and easier when they answer incorrectly, allowing students to better demonstrate what they know. Smarter Balanced Performance Information
    Special Education Services Section 504 defines a person with a disability as someone who: has a physical or mental impairment that "substantially" limits one or more major life activity (such as reading or concentrating), has a record of impairment, and/or is regarded as having an  
    State Law Reportable Offenses Required mandatory report of criminal violation to police if: student is offender of the following possession crimes: possession of any unlawful controlled substance, possession of any deadly weapon, destructive weapon, dangerous instrument or incendiary/explosive device. Violent felonies committed by children under the age of 12 must be reported to the police. State Law Reportable Offenses Information
    State Median Displays if the school is above or below the state median compared to all schools in the state. District values are calculated statewide. As a measure of central tendency the median is not as impacted by outliers as the mean.  
    Student Class Period Absence Rate Percentage of class periods missed. Derived by dividing class period absences by class period membership days as entered in eSchoolPLUS  
    Student Daily Attendance Rate Percentage of days student is in attendance. Derived by dividing attendance days by membership days from daily attendance and membership totals as entered in eSchoolPLUS.  
    Student Days absent Number of days absent year to date. Count of days absent from school, taken from daily attendance totals entered in eSchoolPLUS.  
    Student Level Status Color indicates if meeting student goal  
    Student Level Trend Comparison from prior period  
    Student Tardy Rate Percentage of tardies in a given period. Derived by dividing daily tardy totals by membership days from daily attendance and membership totals as entered in eSchoolPLUS.  
    Students with Potential Number of students currently in the school who have AP potential based on PSAT scores for identified AP course. Student may have tested with residing at a different school.  
    Title I Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through for statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state....Schools enrolling at least 40 percent of children from low-income families are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs designed to upgrade their entire educational programs to improve achievement for all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students. Title 1, Part A Information
    Total Students Enrolled Count Number of students enrolled in the identified AP course regardless of potential.   
    Unaccompanied Youth Includes a youth not in the company of a parent or guardian Unaccompanied Youth Information