Monday, August 20, 2012
School Performance Framework
The School Performance Framework (SPF) now is in place for all of our schools, K-12. It looks at academic factors at each school such as student growth and gaps in achievement between ethnic and ability groups. It also weighs factors such as student attendance, student and parent surveys, and dropout rates.
The SPF relies on data from the Nevada Growth Model so results for all students are taken into account. We use the SPF to rate our schools on a one- to five-star scale. SPF awards "Five Stars" to our best performing schools, "Four Stars" to schools that are close to achieving the top performance, "Three Stars" to schools that are nearing the expected targets, "Two Stars" to schools scoring lower on the framework categories, and "One Star" to the schools that are most deserving of our resources and help.
While creating this framework, we polled nearly 5,000 teachers, principals, parents, and community members. The top performing "Five Star" schools will become "Autonomous Schools" and will receive extra leeway and less supervision. As a community, we can use these results to learn from each other about how to best help our students succeed.
Follow the link to see a list of our schools and their SPF rankings.