Dashboard: Analysis of MVWSD's performance

Dashboard: Analysis of MVWSD's performance
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California recently released this year’s California School Dashboard, a website designed to help communities across the state access important information about districts and schools.  It features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, chronic absenteeism, English learning progress and suspension rates.


The Dashboard accountability system, replacing the old API measurement, is based on multiple data measures, and these measures are used to determine District and school progress on meeting the needs of students. There are color-coded graphics that show the District’s performance levels in several areas.


While a comprehensive analysis will be provided to the Board of Trustees on Jan. 10, here are highlights from this year’s Dashboard:


Successes:

  • Landels and Theuerkauf made overall gains in both in English language arts and math scores

  • Monta Loma improved in math overall

  • Many schools made progress in scores in subgroups

    • Landels’ Hispanic and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged student groups’ scores improved in English language arts

    • Landels’ English language learners, Hispanic and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged student groups’ scores improved in math

    • Theuerkauf’s English language learners, Hispanic and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged student groups’ scores improved in both math and English language arts.

    • Monta Loma’s Hispanic and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged student groups’ scores improved in math.

  • Huff, Mistral, Castro and Monta Loma improved suspension rates


Improvement needed:

  • Mistral’s students’ overall English language arts and math scores dropped

  • Castro students’ overall English language arts and math scores dropped

  • Theuerkauf increased suspension rates

  • Reduction needed in homeless students’ chronic absenteeism rates

  • Crittenden and Graham Middle schools have not shown improvement in two years in the scores of some student sub groups, such as English language learners, Hispanic, students with disabilities and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged students. This status could result in targeted program assistance from the California Department of Education. Anticipating these issues, the District has implemented programs this year for the areas that need attention at middle schools. For instance, co-teaching will help students with disabilities by giving them more support in the classroom setting. The new middle school schedule includes Response to Instruction periods which will support students with targeted instruction to help them learn standards. We will analyze data around these efforts and continue to make refinements.


State indicators

• High School Graduation Rate (does not apply to MVWSD)

• Academic Performance

• Suspension Rate

• English Learner Progress (baseline data)

• College/Career Readiness (does not apply to MVWSD)

• Chronic Absenteeism


Local indicators

• Basics: Teachers, Instructional Materials, Facilities

• Implementation of Academic Standards

• Parent Engagement

• Local Climate Survey

• Access to a Broad Course of Study


Parents and community members can view reports on the performance of all students and each student group on the state indicator, current performance and difference from past performance, and year-by-year data for the state indicators.


Check www.mvwsd.org/dashboard for more information on the Dashboard’s format and data. Schools will present their progress to their communities in January and February.
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