2013 Accountability Information

Recommendations for the 2012-2013 Mississippi Statewide Accountability System

Approved by the State Board of Education April 19, 2013

The following will be applied to the state component of the statewide accountability system for the 2012-2013 school year:

1)   All Schools/Districts:

The use of A, B, C, D, and F will replace the use of Star, High Performing, Successful, Academic Watch, Low Performing, At-Risk of Failing, and Failing.

2)   Schools/Districts without a 12th grade:

The QDI cut points from previous years will be applied as follows:

QDI Cut Points

Does Not Meet Growth

Meets Growth

200-300

B

A

166-199

C

B

133-165

D

C

100-132

F

D

0-99

F

F

 

Growth will continue to be calculated and applied as in previous years (refer to Mississippi Public SchoolAccountability Standards, 2012).

3)   Schools/Districts with a 12th grade:

Two (2) methods will be used to calculate the graduation component of the statewide accountability system for the 2012-2013 school year, one (1) using the five-year graduation rate/HSCI and the other using the four-year graduation rate. The school/district will receive the higher performance classification based on the results of the two (2) methods.

A)   Five-year Graduation Rate/High School Completion Index (HSCI)

The five-year graduation rate and HSCI will be calculated consistent with school years 2008-2009, 2009-2010,

2010-2011 (refer to Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012), with the exception that the graduation component be applied to all performance classifications, A through F as follows:

 

QDI Range

 

Does not Meet Growth

Meets Growth

& Five-Year Grad.

Rate/HSCI

Graduation Rate (Five-Year)/

High School Completion Index

200-300

B

A

230 HSCI or Graduation Rate 80%

166-199

C

B

200 HSCI or Graduation Rate 75%

133-165

D

C

200 HSCI or Graduation Rate 70%

100-132

F

D

200 HSCI or Graduation Rate 70%

0-99

F

F

Not Applicable

 

Growth will continue to be calculated and applied as in previous years (refer to Mississippi Public SchoolAccountability Standards, 2012).

B)   Four-year Graduation Rate

The school/district four-year graduation rate will be converted into a point value then added to the school/district QDI for a new High School Value and applied as follows:

High School Value

(QDI + Grad Rate)

Does Not Meet Growth

Meets Growth

280 400

B

A

241 279

C

B

203 240

D

C

170 202

F

D

0 169

F

F

 

Example: A high school with a QDI of 205 and a four-year graduation rate of 75% (75 points) would have a High School Value of 280. If the school does not meet Growth, it is a B school. If the school does meet Growth, the school is an A school.

Growth will continue to be calculated as in previous years (refer to Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012).

4)   Science 5/8 and U.S. History:

In keeping with the current accountability standards and state board policies, Grades 5 and 8 Science and U.S. History will be included in the achievement component.


Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2012

GRADUATION/DROPOUT COMPONENT

The High School Completion Index (HSCI) should be included in determining the accountability rating of schools with grades 9-12 and districts and a school or district should demonstrate high performance on the HSCI to receive the highest rating in addition to meeting QDI performance and growth. Districts with schools where 9th grade is contained separate from 10-12 grades will be issued a HSCI value based on the students who actually attended the school containing 9th grade and the 10-12 grade school will be issued a HSCI value based on the students who actually attended the school containing grades 10-12. The High School Completion Index (HSCI) should be based on the status of students five years after first entering ninth grade. Eventually the HSCI should be based on the status of students seven years after first entering seventh grade. The weights for the HSCI student statuses:

Standard Diploma

300

Met Requirements Except Graduation Test

150

Occupational Diploma

175

Certificate of Attendance

150

GED

200

Still Enrolled

50

Dropout

-300