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District Value-Added

Interacting with the Report

View the academic growth of your district's students in the most recent year.

As the district math coordinator, you want to determine which grades need the most support based on growth index.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the District Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click the arrows next to the M-STEP and PSAT 8/9 and SAT filters to expand them.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math under M-STEP and PSAT 8/9 and SAT.
  6. The growth data for math in the current year appears in the report.
Compare your most recent year of growth and achievement with previous years.

As superintendent, you would like to determine whether a support program for fifth-grade math has produced positive growth and achievement results over the last two years.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the District Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth and Achievement check boxes under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the M-STEP filter to expand it.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Expand the menu for math and select fifth grade.
  7. Under Years, select check boxes for the two most recent years.
  8. The growth and achievement data appears in the report.
View achievement for one or more subjects, grades, courses, or years.

As a district math coach, you are meeting with the math department to show their students' achievement upon exiting each grade.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the District Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Achievement check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the M-STEP filter to expand it.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Expand the menu for math to deselect any grade that you don't want to view.
  7. Deselect the box for PSAT 8/9 and SAT.

  8. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  9. The data appears in the report.
View the academic growth for a cohort of students over time.

As the math coordinator, you are documenting the results of a grant supporting your students' learning in math. Use the District Value-Added report to find the math growth indexes of last year's fifth-grade cohort over the past two years.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the District Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the M-STEP filter to expand the menu.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Expand the menu for math and deselect all grades except fifth grade.
  7. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  8. The data appears in the report.
View growth results with specific growth indicators.

The school board asked for your assistance in recognizing schools in the district that exhibit high growth in math.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the District Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth Indicator check box under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to the M-STEP filter to expand the menu.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. In the Growth Indicator section, deselect the Meets, Below, and Well Below check boxes.
  7. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  8. The data appears in the report.
View growth and achievement for grades over multiple years.

As the chief academic officer, you are preparing for a vertical team meeting with elementary and middle school math teachers. At this meeting, you want to display math growth results and discuss the trends.

  1. Click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Value-Added under the District Reports heading.
  3. In the filter panel, select the Growth and Achievement check boxes under Data to Display.
  4. In the Tests and Subjects section, click on the arrow next to M-STEP.
  5. Deselect all subjects except math.
  6. Under Years, select the check boxes for the years you want to view.
  7. The data appears in the report.