2014-2015 Title I LEA Evaluation
The Consolidated Application, Part I, mandates that local education agencies adopt a policy requiring the evaluation of categorical programs. On April 26, 2005, the Board of Education adopted the following criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the consolidated programs on an annual basis.
- Percentage of schools meeting their annual Academic Performance Index (API) growth targets school-wide and for numerically significant subgroups;
- Percentage of schools meeting federal requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP);
- Individual matched student gains on the California Standards Test (CST) in both English Language Arts and Mathematics (net percentage change in category ranking from below basic categories to basic or above);
- Percentage of English learners achieving the early advanced or advanced performance levels on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT);
- Percentage of English learners achieving increased performance on the California English Language Development Test (net percentage change in category ranking from below intermediate to intermediate or above).
Since the criteria were adopted by the Board of Education in 2005, new accountability measures for English learners have been implemented. Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) 1 and 2 encompass annual gains in performance levels on CELDT and attaining proficiency on CELDT. Additionally, new models for calculating growth measures using individual matched student gains on the CST have been developed and used to measure Academic Growth Over Time (AGT).
Using measures that capture the criteria adopted by the Board, this report examines the performance of the 620 Title 1 schools in 2012-13.