1. Academic Performance looks at our scores on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment, specifically how far above or below our students are from the grade-level standard. A separate score is provided for both mathematics and English language arts/literacy (also called ELA). This measure is important because it allows us to see, on average, the performance of our students and if they are above or below standards.
2. Graduation Rate looks at how many of our students attending comprehensive high schools, within four years. This measure is important because graduation from high school leads to more opportunities for our students in the long term and enables them to pursue higher education.
3. Suspension Rate looks at how many of our students were suspended. This measure is important because it allows us to see if all student groups are receiving equal treatment and whether discipline policies are working.
4. College/Career Readiness looks at how many of our students graduate better prepared for success after high school. This measure is important because it allows us to see how well high schools and districts are preparing students for likely success after high school graduation.