Group met measure

   Group met goal using Confidence Interval

   Group met target using Safe Harbor

   Group met target using Safe Harbor with Confidence Interval

   Group met measure using Growth Model

   Group met goal or target using Pennsylvania Performance Index (2008 only)

   Group met goal or target using an Appeal

   Group met measure using Proxy (2009 only)

   Group did not meet measure

   Group met measure using two year data

   Group met measure using two year data with Confidence Interval

   Group met measure using three year data

   Group met measure using three year data with Confidence Interval

-   Fewer than 40 students tested

   Percentage includes two consecutive years of data

   Percentage includes three consecutive years of data

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School AYP Performance Report

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For confidentiality and reliability, results may be based on data from this year, or on an average of up to three years of data.
Performance measures may be met using Confidence Intervals, Safe Harbor, the Growth Model or through the Appeals process.

Read more about how the Confidence Interval (C.I.) and Growth Model are used in AYP decisions.

Student Group Result Reading Result Mathematics
  2012 2012
Students Overall
White non-Hispanic
Black/African American non-Hispanic - -
Latino/Hispanic - -
Asian/Pacific Islander - -
American Indian/Native American - -
Multi-racial/ethnic - -
IEP-Special Education - -
English Language Learners - -
Economically Disadvantaged

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  Group met measure
  Group met goal using Confidence Interval
  Group met target using Safe Harbor
  Group met target using Safe Harbor with Confidence Interval
  Group met measure using Growth Model
  Group met goal or target using an Appeal
  Group did not meet measure
 - Fewer than 40 students tested
  Percentage includes two consecutive years of data
  Percentage includes three consecutive years of data
  • Bar may not reach goal line, but may still meet AYP either with a confidence interval, by Safe Harbor, by the Growth Model, or by Appeals.
  • The Safe Harbor (S.H.) target is met when there is at least a 10% reduction in percentage of students who scored below Proficient from the previous year. This target is only shown for groups that did not meet the state target.
  • To evaluate Academic Performance, a margin of error is added to the percentage of Proficient students. The margin of error is based on a 95% Confidence Interval when used to meet state goals, and is based on a 75% Confidence Interval when used to meet Safe Harbor targets.
  • In Pennsylvania a school or district/LEA can make AYP by using two or three consecutive years of data if the result is better than a single current year calculation. Two or three years of data is only used if the single current year calculation doesn't meet the goal and the two or three year calculation does.

How is the Confidence Interval (C.I.) used in AYP decisions?

Confidence intervals take into account the fact that the students tested in any particular year might not be representative of students in that school across the years. Confidence intervals control for this sampling error or variation across years by promoting schools or subgroups that come very close to achieving their performance goals, thus meeting their specific goal. In 2004, the United States Department of Education approved a 95% Confidence Interval (C.I.) in Pennsylvania for AYP performance calculations. A 95% C.I. can be used for meeting the state performance goal, while a 75% C.I. can be used for meeting the Safe Harbor target.

How is the Growth Model used in AYP decisions?

The Growth Model recognizes the efforts of schools and districts/LEAs whose students have not achieved proficiency but are on trajectories towards proficiency on future PSSA exams. The Growth Model will be calculated for Performance Indicators (i.e., the all student group and up to nine subgroups). Projected scores are calculated for all students - including students who are proficient. If a projected score cannot be calculated for a particular student, the student’s actual score is used. The Growth Model will be applied to an AYP Performance Indicator only if the indicator cohort has not met AYP performance by any of the existing goals or targets. Actual, not projected, PASA scores, PSSA-M scores, 3rd grade scores, and 11th grade scores are always used, as well as the scores for any students with insufficient data points to make a projection.

Grade Last Tested Scores used in Growth Model Calculation
3Actual Grade 3 Scores
4Projected Scores in Grade 6
5Projected Scores in Grade 7
6Projected Scores in Grade 8
7Projected Scores in Grade 8
8Projected Scores in Grade 11
11Actual Grade 11 Scores

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