Table of Contents

Understanding Entering Achievement and Exiting Achievement

Depending on the assessment, achievement is reported in Normal Curve Equivalents (NCEs) or scale scores.

  • Entering achievement is either the average of the students' prior year NCEs or the average of the students' expected scale scores.
  • Exiting achievement is either the average of the students' current year NCEs or the average of the students' actual scale scores.
Analysis
Assessments analyzed with the Gain modelEntering achievement is the weighted average of the students' prior year's NCEs.
Assessments analyzed with the Predictive modelWe generate an expected score for each student included in the analysis. An expected score is what we would expect the student to score,