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Understanding the Five Achievement Levels
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

In October 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted College-and-Career Readiness Academic Achievement Standards and Academic Achievement Descriptors for the End-of-Grade/End-of-Course tests. After considering input on the importance of having more definitive reporting for the student achievement, the SBE adopted a methodology to add a new achievement level (Level 5) at its March 2014 meeting.

The revised achievement levels will assist teachers in identifying students who are both prepared for the next grade and are career/college ready and students who are prepared for the next grade, but may need additional academic support to engage successfully in the content.

The new State School Performance Grades will be calculated using Achievement Levels 3-5.

Federal Annual Measurable Objective Objectives (AMO) will be calculated using Career and College Readiness Standards (Achievement Levels 4-5).

Levels 1 and 2 continue to indicate only partial or limited or no mastery.

 

Revised Achievement Level

 

Change

Meets On-grade Level Proficiency Standards

Meets College and Career Readiness Standards

Level 5: Superior command of knowledge and skills

Former Achievement Level 4

 

YES

 

 

YES

 

Level 4: Solid command of knowledge and skills

Former Achievement Level 3

 

YES

 

 

YES

 

Level 3: Sufficient command of knowledge and skills

New: One standard error from Level 4

YES

 

Students are prepared for the next grade level but may need academic support to engage successfully in the content.

NO

Level 2: Partial command of knowledge and skills

Adjusted to align with new level 3 scale

 

NO

 

NO

Level 1: Limited command of knowledge and skills

 

 

NO

 

NO

 

 

 

 

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