Category Archives: Achievement Index

Building Additional Capabilities into the Washington Achievement Index

With each new school year, the State Board of Education is building additional capabilities into the Washington Achievement Index. This is a great tool for principals, staff, parents, and advocates. And now, more than ever before, you can understand the … Continue reading

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School Classifications vs. Letter Grades

You might have seen that the Washington Policy Center has released its own achievement index (based on the State Board of Education and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Washington State Achievement Index) issuing A through F- grades. The State … Continue reading

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Measuring Long-Term Success of English Language Learners

Last month, the State Board of Education voted to replace the English Language Learner ‘ELL’ subgroup with an ‘Ever ELL’ subgroup in the Revised Achievement Index submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The board is concerned about drawing … Continue reading

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Poverty Correlates With Proficiency More Than Growth

As the State Board of Education works towards a revised Achievement Index, it is taking a close look at the relationship between poverty and proficiency compared to the relationship between poverty and growth. Our analysis of the first simulations of … Continue reading

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Incorporating Student Growth Strengthens the Achievement Index, Outcomes for Students

The Washington State Board of Education is preparing to submit its revised Achievement Index to the federal government to replace Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as the state’s sole accountability framework. This is our opportunity to define our own goals and … Continue reading

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