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The Nevada School Performance Framework data from the 2012-2013 school year will be used to determine which Clark County schools may be considered "Autonomous Schools." Any schools striving to be labeled "Autonomous Schools" will be required to achieve 5 stars on the state framework in the 2012-2013 school year and beyond.

Download the 2012-2013 NSPF Comparison

The information provided here is related to the Nevada School Performance Framework and relates to the 2011-2012 school year and the 2012-2013 school year. The Nevada framework can be found here. The shared goal of the District and State is to have a transparent system for the public to gauge the educational quality of schools and provide support to schools in pursuit of educational excellence.

Growth Model

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The Nevada Growth Model was implemented in response to the Nevada Legislature's 2009 call for improving the measurement of student achievement through Assembly Bill 14.

The Nevada Growth Model measures how much a student improves in academic performance over time, rather than simply whether he or she passed a test. It answers the question, "How much progress in statewide assessments did a student or group of students make in one year, as compared to their academic peers across the state?" Examining student academic growth will help districts and schools to better plan learning experiences to help more students achieve higher levels of academic performance.


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Nevada Growth Model

The Nevada Growth Model describes how much growth a student has made, relative to his/her "academic peers", by providing a student growth percentile in reading and mathematics.

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CCSD Performance

View the growth and achievement data for Clark County public schools.

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School Performance Framework

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“When we published A Look Ahead, we outlined a set of reforms that are designed to ensure all students are "Ready by Exit." The launch of the Nevada Growth Model was an important step. It is changing the conversation about student achievement and success in a useful way. The School Performance Framework allows us to take what we know from the Growth Model and use it to identify pockets of excellence in the District. I believe the School Performance Framework will allow all of us as educators to learn from each other. The goal is to get better quicker. It is an important next step on our reform journey.”

Superintendent Dwight D. Jones

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ES & MS - 5 Steps to a Score

Step 1 — Academics matter most
The CCSD is accountable for ALL students being Ready By Exit. Academics is 88 percent of a school's SPF score.

Elementary & Middle School

  • 44 points
    Growth: How much more has each student learned this year compared to last year?
  • 22 points
    Status: Did the students at the school pass the state test & did Catch Up/Keep Up students meet their growth goal targets?
  • 22 points*
    Gaps: Are Free and Reduced Lunch, Minority, Special Education, and Limited English Proficient students increasing achievement?
Academics 88 + School Climate 12 = 100% of a school's SPF score
*Gap points are only calculated for categories with 25 or more students
Step 2 — An excellent school is more than just a test score
The CCSD values a positive learning environment for all students. School Climate is 12 percent of a school's SPF score.

Elementary School

Middle School

  • 2 points
    Attendance: Do 90 percent or more of students attend school daily? (full points if 92% or higher of students attend daily; half points if 90-91.99%)
  • 2 points
    Limited English Proficient student equity: Did Limited English Proficient students meet state targets on the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)? (half points for increasing)
  • 2 points
    Special Education student equity: Did the percent of Special Education students in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) meet the state target or the time students spend in their LRE increase?
  • 2 points
    Increased rigor: Did 40 percent or more of fifth grade students from the school enroll in accelerated courses in sixth grade? (full points if 40% or higher; half points if the percentage of fifth grade students enrolling in sixth grade accelerated courses increases)
  • 1 point
    Engaging students: Did 80 percent or higher of students respond positively on the climate survey?
  • 3 points
    Engaging parents: Did the school create a Parent Engagement plan?
  • 2 points
    Attendance: Do 90% or more of students attend school daily? (full points if 92% or higher of students attend daily; half points if 90-91.99%)
  • 2 points
    Dropout Rate: Are less than 2% of 6th and 7th grade students dropping out of middle school?
  • 1 point
    Limited English Proficient student equity: Did Limited English Proficient students meet state targets on the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)? (half points for increasing)
  • 1 point
    Special Education student equity: Did the percent of Special Education students in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) meet the state target or the time students spend in their LRE increase?
  • 1 point
    Increased rigor: Did 30% or higher of 8th graders enroll in algebra 1? (full points if 30% or higher; half points if the % of 8th graders increases)
  • 1 point
    Increased rigor: Did 40% or higher of students enroll in accelerated courses? (full points if 40% or higher; half points if the percent of students enrolled in accelerated courses increases)
  • 1 point
    Engaging students: Did 80% or higher of students respond positively on the climate survey?
  • 3 points
    Engaging parents: Did the school create a Parent Engagement plan?
Academics 88 + School Climate 12 = 100% of a school's SPF score
*Gap points are only calculated for categories with 25 or more students
Step 3 — All schools are unique
The CCSD recognizes different schools may have different goals. A met Focus Goal is a 5 percent bonus added to the school's overall SPF score (added from step 1 and step 2).

Elementary & Middle School

  • In partnership with Academic Managers, schools choose the annual focus goal their particular school wants to work on.
  • Schools choose how to measure this goal.
  • The SPF is out of 100 percent of available points. A school does not lose percentage points for not accomplishing their focus goal.
  • Focus goals could include, but are not limited to, increasing staff diversity to implementing a school-wide anti-bullying program.
Step 4 — All systems must be aligned
The CCSD must align with the federal and state accountability systems. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a gatekeeper to the highest ratings and from the lowest rating.

Elementary & Middle School

  • If a school did not make AYP, the highest rating that school can earn is "3 stars." However, if a school made AYP Watch, the highest rating that school can earn is "4 stars."
  • If a school made AYP, the lowest rating that school can earn is "2 stars."
Step 5 — Transparency and support equals improvement
The CCSD must align with the federal and state accountability systems. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a gatekeeper to the highest ratings and from the lowest rating.

Elementary & Middle School

Every school earns an SPF score based on steps 1-4. Different ratings earn differential supports or autonomies. Through transparency, schools will be able to know and learn from schools succeeding with similar populations. The following are the ratings a school can earn:

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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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1 star
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105-80 points
79-65 points
64-51 points
50-30 points
29-0 points

The CCSD is accountable for ALL students being Ready By Exit. However, our community believes annual improvement and student growth is important.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a gatekeeper to the highest ratings and from the lowest rating.

Autonomous Schools

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