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School Diagnostic Summary

Understanding the Report

If you don't have access to this report, it does not appear in your Reports menu.

All schools with data for the selected grade and subject or course are listed in the table. For each school, the table displays growth values for each achievement group from the School report. Values are displayed for the most recent year and for previous years, when available. In each cell in the table, the first value is the growth value. The value in parentheses is the number of students in that achievement group.

The table is color-coded based on whether the data suggests the group of students exceeded, met, or fell short of expected growth, on average.

Diagnostic Color

Growth Measure Compared to Expected Growth

Interpretation

Light Blue

At least two standard errors above

Moderate evidence that the group exceeded expected growth.

Light Green

Between two standard errors above and two standard errors below

Evidence that the group met expected growth.

Light Red

More than two standard errors below

Moderate evidence that the group did not meet expected growth.

White

N/A

The group did not have enough students to generate a growth measure.

For more information about the achievement groups, growth values, and colors, see School Diagnostic: Understanding the Report.

By default, the schools in the table are listed alphabetically. You can sort the schools by the growth value for any group. To sort by the growth values for the most recent year, click the year link for the group you're interested in. To sort by the growth values for previous years, click the Prev link for the group you're interested in.

To view the data for a different test, subject, or grade, choose from the navigation tabs in the blue menu bar at the top of the report.

To view a school's report, click on the school's name in the table.

Filtering by Subgroup

By default, the report includes all students in the school who appear in the data. You can filter the list of students and view the report for a demographic subset.

To filter the list of students included in the report, click Select Subgroups above the table. In the Subgroups window, you can choose any combination of race, sex, and demographic groups.

If you choose more than one group within a category, the report includes students who are in either group. For example, if you choose Black and Hispanic, the report includes both Black students and Hispanic students.

If you choose multiple groups across categories, the report includes only students who are in the selected groups in all categories. For example, if you choose Male and Special Education, the report includes only boys who are identified as receiving special education services.

When you are finished making selections, click Submit. The report includes only those groups of students you selected.

Even when viewing a subgroup of students, placement of students into the achievement groups is still based on students' relative achievement to students statewide in the selected grade and subject or course.

Students' NCEs might change from year to year for the following reasons:

  • Exclusion rules might change. Exclusion rules for one year might include and exclude different students than the exclusion rules for another year. For example, if a business rule changed to include students that were previously excluded current and previous NCEs would be adjusted with this change.
  • Each year we have more student assessment data. In some cases, this additional data enables us to know more about a student's cohort and testing history, which might impact which student data are included or excluded. For example, a student that was accelerated or retained and tested with a different grade level (cohort) in a prior year was excluded. In the current year, this student might be included now that they have assessment data with the student's new cohort.

These small differences in student counts within each year can cause slight shifts in the NCEs for prior years.