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Table 1.13. State-level accountability and reporting on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, by state: 2018

State     Indicators and weights in ESSA plan
Rating in ESSA Plan   Elementary/middle school High school
         
Alabama Tiers of support   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 15%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
Student achievement - 40%
Student growth - 40%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
College and/or career readiness - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
High school graduation rates - 30%
Student achievement - 20%
Student growth - 25%
Alaska Index   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 15%
Literacy/reading: 3rd and/or 4th grade - 5%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 40%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 20%
Student achievement - 60%
Arizona A-F   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 50%
Other1 (includes Literacy/reading: 3rd and/or 4th grade; Achievement gap; Students with disabilities; Attendance/chronic absenteeism) - 10%
College and/or career readiness - 20%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 20%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 20%
Arkansas Index   SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Science achievement/growth; Literacy/reading) - 15%
Student achievement - 35%
Student growth (includes English language proficiency/progress)- 50%
High school graduation rates - 15%
SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Science
achievement/growth; Literacy/reading; College entrance exam
(Participation/achievement); On-track to high school graduation;
Dual enrollment; Other1) - 15%
Student achievement - 35%
Student growth (includes English language
proficiency/progress)- 35%
California2 No summative rating   Attendance/chronic absenteeism
English language proficiency/progress
School discipline/suspension rate
Student achievement
Student growth
College and/or career readiness
English language proficiency/progress
High school graduation rates
School discipline/suspension rate
Student achievement
Colorado Tiers of support   English language proficiency/progress - 12%
SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Science achievement/growth) - 16.7%
Student achievement - 23.3%
Student growth - 48%
English language proficiency/progress - 8%
High school graduation rates - 15%
Science achievement/growth - 10%
Student achievement - 20%
Student dropout/reenrollment rates - 15%
Student growth - 32%
Connecticut3 Index   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 100 points
English language proficiency/progress - 100 points
On-track to high school graduation (middle school only) - 50 points
Student achievement (includes science achievement/growth) - 300 points
Student growth - 400 points
Arts access/participation - 50 points
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 100 points
College and/or career readiness - 100 points
English language proficiency/progress - 100 points
High school graduation rates - 200 points
On-track to high school graduation - 50 points
Physical fitness - 50 points
Postsecondary/career entrance - 100 points
Student achievement (includes science achievement
/growth) - 800 points
Delaware Descriptive   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Science achievement/growth; Social studies achievement/growth) - 20%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 40%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 15%
SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Science achievement/growth; Social studies achievement/
growth; College and/or career readiness; On-track
to high school graduation) - 35%
Student achievement (includes student growth) - 40%
District of Columbia 1-5 stars   English language proficiency/progress - 5%
SQSS (may include Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Student dropout/reenrollment rates; Early learning) - 25%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 40%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
High school graduation rates - 11%
SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Student
dropout/reenrollment rates; College and/or
career readiness; Other1) - 44%
Student achievement - 40%
Florida4 A-F   Achievement gap - 200 points
Middle school acceleration/high school readiness - 100 points
Science achievement/growth - 100 points
Student achievement - 200 points
Student growth - 200 points
Achievement gap - 200 points
College and/or career readiness - 100 points
High school graduation rates - 100 points
Science achievement/growth - 100 points
Social studies achievement/growth - 100 points
Student achievement - 200 points
Student growth - 200 points
Georgia Index   Achievement gap - 7.5%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 6.67%
English language proficiency/progress - 3.5%
Literacy/reading - 6.67%
Science achievement/growth - 3.75%
Social studies achievement/growth - 3.75%
Student achievement - 22.5%
Student growth - 31.5%
Well-rounded education (Access/participation) - 6.67%
Other1 - 7.5%
Achievement gap - 5%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 3%
College and/or career readiness - 6%
English language proficiency/progress - 3%
High school graduation rates - 15%
Literacy/reading - 3%
Science achievement/growth - 7.5%
Social studies achievement/growth - 7.5%
Student achievement - 15%
Student growth - 27%
Well-rounded education (Access/participation)
- 3%
Other1 - 5%
Hawaii Index   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Student achievement - 40%
Student growth - 40%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 50%
Student achievement - 30%
Idaho No summative rating   English language proficiency/progress - 30%
Student achievement - 60%
Student/parent engagement - 10%
College and/or career readiness - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 22.5%
High school graduation rates - 22.5%
Student achievement - 45%
Illinois Descriptive   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 20%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
School climate/culture - 5%
Student achievement - 20%
Student growth - 50%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 7.5%
College and/or career readiness - 6.25%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
High school graduation rates - 50%
On-track to high school graduation - 6.25%
School climate/culture - 5%
Student achievement - 20%
Indiana A-F   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 5%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Student achievement - 42.5%
Student growth - 42.5%
College and/or career readiness - 30%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 30%
Student achievement - 15%
Student growth - 15%
Iowa Index   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
School climate/culture - 5%
Student achievement - 14%
Student growth - 47%
Test participation - 10%
Other1 - 14%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 15%
School climate/culture - 5%
Student achievement - 50%
Test participation - 10%
Other1 - 10%
Kansas Descriptive   Achievement gap - 25%
English language proficiency/progress - 25%
Student achievement - 25%
Other1 - 25%
Achievement gap - 20%
English language proficiency/progress - 20%
High school graduation rates - 20%
Student achievement - 20%
Other1 - 20%
Kentucky 1-5 stars   Achievement gap - 15-25%
School climate/culture
Science achievement/growth and social studies achievement/growth - 15-25%
Student achievement - 15-25%
Student growth (includes English language proficiency/progress) - 20-30%
Other1 (includes Well-rounded education (access/participation), Attendance/chronic absenteeism, School climate/culture) - 5-10%
Other1 - 10-20%
High school graduation rates - 5-15%
Achievement gap - 10-25%
Science achievement/growth and social studies achievement/growth - 10-20%
Student achievement - 10-40%
Other1 (includes Well-rounded education
(access/participation), Attendance/chronic absenteeism,
School climate/culture) - 10-20%
Other1 (includes English language proficiency
/progress) - 15-30%
Louisiana A-F   Science achievement/growth and social studies achievement/growth - 25% elementary, 23.33% middle school
Student achievement (includes English language proficiency/progress) - 50% elementary, 46.67% middle school
Student growth - 25%
Other1 - 5% middle school
College entrance exam (Participation/achievement)
- 25%
College and/or career readiness - 8.33%
High school graduation rates - 41.67%
Science achievement/growth and social studies achievement/growth - 4.17%
Student achievement (includes English language proficiency/progress) - 20.83%
Maine Descriptive   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Student achievement - 42%
Student growth - 38%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 40%
Student achievement - 40%
Maryland 1-5 stars   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 15%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
School climate/culture - 10%
Student achievement - 20%
Student growth - 25%
Well-rounded education (access/participation) - 20%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 15%
College and/or career readiness - 5%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 15%
On-track to high school graduation - 5%
School climate/culture - 10%
Student achievement - 30%
Massachusetts Descriptive   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
SQSS (Science achievement/growth; Attendance/chronic absenteeism) - 25%
Student achievement - 40%
Student growth - 25%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
High school graduation rates - 5.8%
SQSS (attendance/chronic absenteeism; College
and/or career readiness; On-track to high school
graduation; Science achievement/growth;
Student dropout/reenrollment rates; Other1)
- 35.8%
Student achievement - 33.3%
Student growth - 20%
Michigan Index   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 4%
English language proficiency/progress - 11.11%
Student achievement - 32.22%
Student growth - 37.78%
Test participation - 3.33%
Well-rounded education (Access/participation) - 4%
Other1 - 1%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 4%
College and/or career readiness - 3%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 10%
Postsecondary/career entrance - 2%
Student achievement - 29%
Student growth - 34%
Test participation - 3%
Minnesota5 Descriptive   Attendance/chronic absenteeism
English language proficiency/progress
Student achievement
Student growth
Attendance/chronic absenteeism
English language proficiency/progress
High school graduation rates
Student achievement
Mississippi A-F   Achievement gap - ~27%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
Science achievement/growth - 14%
Student achievement - ~28%
Student growth - ~54%
Achievement gap - ~19%
College entrance exam (Participation/achievement) - ~4.75%
College and/or career readiness -~4.75%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
High school graduation rates - 19%
Science achievement/growth - ~4.75%
Social studies achievement/growth - ~4.75%
Student achievement - ~20%
Student growth - ~38%
Missouri Index   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 20%
Student achievement - 40%
Student growth - 30%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 20%
High school graduation rates - 30%
Student achievement - 40%
Montana Other6   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 20%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
School climate/culture - 5%
Science achievement/growth - 10%
Student achievement - 25%
Student growth - 30%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 15%
College and/or career readiness - 15%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 25%
School climate/culture - 5%
Student achievement - 30%
Nebraska7 Descriptive   Attendance/chronic absenteeism
Student achievement
Student growth
Test participation
Attendance/chronic absenteeism
High school graduation rates
Student achievement
Student growth
Test participation
Nevada 1-5 stars   Achievement gap - 20%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism; Middle school acceleration/high school readiness; Science achievement/growth) - 10%
School climate/culture - bonus 2%
Student achievement (includes Literacy/reading: 3rd and/or 4th grade) - 25%
Student growth - 35%
High school graduation rates- 30%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
SQSS (Attendance/chronic absenteeism;
College entrance exam (Participation/achievement);
On-track to high school graduation; Other1;
Science achievement/growth) - 35%
School climate/culture - bonus 2%
Student achievement - 25%
New Hampshire8 Tiers of support   Achievement gap
English language proficiency/progress
Student achievement
Student growth
College and/or career readiness
English language proficiency/progress
High school graduation rates
Student achievement
New Jersey Descriptive   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 20%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 40%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 20%
High school graduation rates - 40%
Student achievement - 30%
New Mexico A-F   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
School climate/culture - 10%
Science achievement/growth - 5%
Student achievement - 33%
Student growth (includes Achievement gap) - 42%
College and/or career readiness - 12%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
High school graduation rates - 9%
School climate/culture - 10%
Science achievement/growth - 5%
Student achievement - 25%
Student growth (includes Achievement gap) - 30%
Other1 - 4%
New York9 Tiers of Support   Attendance/chronic absenteeism
English language proficiency/progress
Student achievement
Student growth
Attendance/chronic absenteeism
College and/or career readiness
High school graduation rates
Student achievement
Student growth
North Carolina10 A-F   English language proficiency/progress - 1 point
Science achievement/growth
Student achievement - 2 points
Student growth
College entrance exam (Participation/achievement)
- 1 point
English language proficiency/progress - 1 point
High school graduation rates - 1 point
On-track to high school graduation - 1 point
Science achievement/growth - 1 point
Student achievement - 2 points
Student growth
Other1 - 1 point
North Dakota No summative rating   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
School climate/culture - 30%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 30%
College and/or career readiness - 21%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 16%
School climate/culture - 20%
Student achievement - 25%
Other1 - 8%
Ohio A-F   Achievement gap - 20%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 0.63%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Science achievement/growth - 11.46%
Student achievement - 21.88%
Student growth - 29.16%
Achievement gap - 13.5%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 0.48%
College and/or career readiness - 18%
English language proficiency/progress - 4.5%
High school graduation rates - 18%
Science achievement/growth - 0.48%
Social studies achievement/growth - 0.96%
Student growth - 23%
Other1
Oklahoma11 A-F   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10 points
English language proficiency/progress - 15 points
Science achievement/growth - 5 points
Student achievement - 30 points
Student growth - 30 points
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10 points
College and/or career readiness - 10 points
English language proficiency/progress - 15 points
High school graduation rates - 10 points
Science achievement/growth - 15 points
Student achievement - 30 points
Oregon12 No summative rating   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 1 point
English language proficiency/progress - 2 points
Student achievement - 2 points
Student growth - 4 points
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 1 point
English language proficiency/progress - 2 points
High school graduation rates - 2 points
On-track to high school graduation - 1 point
Student achievement - 2 points
Other1 - 1 point
Pennsylvania13 Tiers of support (no summative rating)   Attendance/chronic absenteeism
College and/or career readiness
English language proficiency/progress
Student achievement
Student growth
Attendance/chronic absenteeism
College and/or career readiness
English language proficiency/progress
High school graduation rates
Student achievement
Other1
Rhode Island14 1-5 stars   English language proficiency/progress - 4 points
SQSS (High achieving students; School discipline/suspension rate; Attendance/chronic absenteeism (student and teacher)) - 15 points
Student achievement - 8 points
Student growth - 6 points
English language proficiency/progress - 4 points
High school graduation rates - 5 points
SQSS (High achieving students; School
discipline/suspension rate; Attendance/chronic
absenteeism (student and teacher); College
and/or career readiness; Other1) - 15 points
Student achievement - 8 points
Student growth - 6 points
South Carolina Descriptive   English language proficiency/progress -10%
SQSS (Science achievement/growth; Social studies achievement/growth) - 10%
School climate/culture - 10%
Student achievement - 35%
Student growth (includes Achievement gap) - 35%
College and/or career readiness - 25%
English language proficiency/progress -10%
High school graduation rates - 25%
School climate/culture - 5%
Science achievement/growth and social studies
achievement/growth - 10%
Student achievement - 25%
South Dakota Index   Achievement gap - 20%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Student achievement- 40%
Student growth - 20%
College and/or career readiness - 25%
English language proficiency/progress -10%
High school graduation rates - 12.5%
Student achievement - 40%
Other1 (high school diploma or equivalency)
- 12.5%
Tennessee A-F   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Science achievement/growth - 15%
Student achievement - 30%
Student growth - 35%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 10%
College and/or career readiness - 20%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 5%
Science achievement/growth - 7%
Student achievement- 23%
Student growth - 25%
Texas A-F   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Student achievement - 40%
Student growth - 40%
Other1 (achievement in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing) - 10%
College and/or career readiness - 30%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 10%
Student achievement - 50%
Utah A-F   Achievement gap - 17%
English language proficiency/progress - 9%
Science achievement/growth - 24%
Student achievement- 25%
Student growth - 25%
Achievement gap - 6%
College and/or career readiness - 33%
English language proficiency/progress - 6%
Science achievement/growth - 22%
Student achievement (includes Student growth)
- 33%
Vermont Descriptive   English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Physical fitness - 10%
Science achievement/growth - 10%
Student achievement - 70%
College entrance exam (Participation/
achievement) - 10%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 20%
Physical fitness - 5%
Postsecondary/career entrance - 10%
Science achievement/growth - 5%
Student achievement - 40%
Virginia15 Tiers of support   Attendance/chronic absenteeism
English language proficiency/progress
Other1 (standards of accreditation rating)
Student achievement
Student growth
Attendance/chronic absenteeism
English language proficiency/progress
High school graduation rates
Other1 (standards of accreditation rating)
Student achievement
Washington16 Index   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 5%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
Student achievement - 40%
Student growth - 50%
English language proficiency/progress - 5%
High school graduation rates - 50%
SQSS (On-track to high school graduation;
Attendance/chronic absenteeism;
College and/or career readiness) - 15%
Student achievement - 30%
West Virginia17 Descriptive   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 14%
English language proficiency/progress - 14%
School discipline/suspension rate - 14%
Student achievement - 28%
Student growth - 28%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 12.5%
College and/or career readiness - 12.5%
English language proficiency/progress - 12.5%
High school graduation rates - 25%
On-track to high school graduation - 12.5%
Student achievement - 25%
Wisconsin Index   Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 15%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
Student achievement - 37.5%
Student growth - 37.5%
Attendance/chronic absenteeism - 15%
English language proficiency/progress - 10%
High school graduation rates - 37.5%
Student achievement - 37.5%
Wyoming Index   Achievement gap - 25%
English language proficiency/progress - 25%
Student achievement - 25%
Student Growth - 25%
College and/or career readiness - 20%
English language proficiency/progress - 20%
High school graduation rates - 20%
Student achievement - 20%
Student Growth - 20%
1 Refer to the source documentation for additional information regarding the "other" indicator category.
2 For each indicator, "Status" and "Change" have equal weight. In addition, each indicator is given equal weight when meaningfully differentiating schools, with ELA and mathematics assessments considered as two separate indicators for school differentiation. Because six of the seven possible school-level indicators are academic, more weight is automatically attributed to academics without devaluing the importance of school quality (i.e., suspension rates).
3 Weights are assigned on a points system: 950 total for elementary school; 1,000 total for middle school; 1,550 total for high school. See state ESSA plan for more information: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/ESSA/august_4_ct_consolidated_state_essa_plan.pdf?la=en.
4 See state ESSA plan for more information about how points are assigned for each indicator: http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/14196/urlt/FL-ESSAStatePlan.pdf.
5 Minnesota uses a stage-based process for meaningful differentiation between indicators. See pages 23-26 of state ESSA plan: https://education.mn.gov/mdeprod/groups/communications/documents/hiddencontent/bwrl/mdcz/~edisp/mde073206.pdf.
6 Summative ratings will be the percentage of points a school has earned in this proposed system of annual meaningful differentiation. See state ESSA plan for more information: http://opi.mt.gov/Portals/182/Page%20Files/ESSA/Goodbye%20NCLB%2C%20Hello%20ESSA/ESSA%20Submission%20MT%20Sept..pdf.
7 Indicators are not weighted. See explanation on p. 103 of state ESSA plan: https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FINALDraftESSAPlanNebraska091317amended.pdf.
8 See decision trees starting on page 47 of state ESSA plan: https://www.education.nh.gov/essa/documents/state-plan.pdf.
9 New York State does not explicitly weight indicators, but rather uses a series of decision rules to differentiate between schools. See page 70 of state ESSA plan: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/essa/documents/nys-essa-technical-plan-draft-9-18-17-to-usdoe.pdf.
10 North Carolina's ESSA plan references Session Law 206 (2017), which provides indicator points. Points listed are points per percent of students. Growth is included as an indicator on page 33 of the ESSA plan: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/succeeds/essa-state-plan.pdf.
11 Each of the accountability indicators has a given weight and is summed to create an index, which was determined by carefully considering the relative weight of each indicator. Summing the final numbers produces an overall score between 0-90 points. See pages 74-75 of state plan: https://sde.ok.gov/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/documents/files/OK_consolidatedStateplan_web.pdf.
12 All points listed are out of 9 total points. See state ESSA plan for more information: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/stateplan17/orconsolidatedstateplan.pdf.
13 Pennsylvania's ESSA plan describes a multi-step process for assigning weights. See pages 51-55 of state ESSA plan: https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/ESSA/Resources/Pa%20ESSA%20Consolidated%20State%20Plan.pdf.
14 Rhode Island uses a point system for weighting indicators. Points listed are the maximum possible. See methodology on page 40 of state ESSA plan: http://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Information-and-Accountability-User-Friendly-Data/ESSA/RhodeIsland-ESSA-State-Plan-Sept2017-FINAL-9-18.pdf.
15 See pages 21-23 of state ESSA plan for the multi-step rating calculation methodology: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/essa/essa-state-plan.pdf.
16 Washington uses an index system that assigns schools a score on a scale of 1-10.
17 Weights are approximate. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. See pages 33-34 of state ESSA plan: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/stateplan17/wvconsolidatedstateplanfinal.pdf.
NOTE: The data in this table are updated as of May 2018. Tiers of Support: No summative rating system to describe school performance is provided in the ESSA plan. The state classifies schools based on the support it will provide, which can fall into one of three categories: Comprehensive Support and Improvement, Targeted Support and Improvement, or None/Universal. Index: Summative rating system to describe school performance. A school’s rating from an index system is a single numeric score from a set range (e.g., 1-10 or 1-100). A-F: Summative rating system to describe school performance. A school’s rating from an A-F system is a single letter grade from a range of A-F. Descriptive: Summative rating system to describe school performance. A school’s rating from a descriptive system includes a brief description of a school’s performance from a set list of descriptors (e.g., Needs Improvement, Average, Good, Great, or Excellent). 1-5 Stars: Summative rating system to describe school performance. A school’s rating from a 1-5 stars system is a single number of “stars” ranging from one star to five stars.
SOURCE: Education Commission of the States, Accountability and Reporting; ESSA Plans, retrieved September 20, 2018 from http://ecs.force.com/mbdata/mbQuest5E?rep=SA172. Data Source