DATA ELEMENTS

 

Enrollment—Unweighted student enrollment using the official fall count day.

 

% Change in Enrollment—the percentage increase or decrease in total student enrollment from the year prior to the school year reported.

 

Transiency Rate—the percentage of students who are not enrolled in the school for the entire school year.

 

Attendance Rate—average daily student attendance rate, the percent of enrollment in attendance on an “average school day”

 

% 10 Day Unexcused Absences—the percentage of students that had 10 full days of unexcused absence.

 

Counselor:Student Ratio—the number of students per full-time equivalent counselor.

 

% Attendance at Parent/Teacher Conferences--the percentage of students whose parents attended formally scheduled parent-teacher conferences.

 

Per Pupil Expenditure on Instruction, Administration, Operation, Staff Support, or Student Support)—dollar expenditures per student in the areas of instruction, administration, building operation, staff support, and student support.

 

Remediation Funds---funds received from Title I, Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) funds, State Remediation Funds, and/or other funding sources. Funding reported under one of the four categories listed under “Remediation Funds” for the previous school year should not be reported in another category for the same school year.  For example, the amount of funding listed under “State Remediation Funds” for School Year 1998-99 should not be included in “Other Funds” for the same school year.

 

Class Size (Grades K-6)---the number of students per full-time equivalent licensed classroom teacher per grade.

 

Class Size (Grades 7-12)---the average class size across all 7-12 grade classes in each of the four subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Classes.

 

% Teachers in License---the percentage of teachers who possess a Nevada teaching license.

 

 

 

% Teachers B.A., M.A., PHD—the percentage of teachers by highest college degree.

 

% Classes Taught out of License in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science---the percentage of classes at the school or district level that were taught by teachers who were not licensed and endorsed to teach that particular subject in a specific grade.

 

% Teachers New, 1-3 Yrs, 4-6 Yrs, 7-9 Yrs, 10+ Yrs—the percentage of teachers by years of teaching experience.

 

 

% Pupils Retained (Grades K-8)—the percentage of pupils held back in a grade.

 

Dropout Rate—the percentage of fall enrollment in grades 9-12 that dropped out of school during the school year.

 

Participation in Special Programs—the percentage of student enrollment at the school participating in the following programs for the previous school year:

·        % Special Education—the percentage of student enrollment participating in special education.

·        % ESL—the percentage of student enrollment participating in English as a Second Language classes.

·        % Migrant Education—the percentage of student enrollment participating in migrant education classes.

·        % Gifted Program—the percentage of student enrollment participating in a gifted/talented program.

·        % Free/Reduced Lunch—the percentage of student enrollment that was eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals.  This is an indicator of the socioeconomic characteristic of students.

·        % After School Care—the percentage of student enrollment participating in supervised childcare at the school after school class hours.

·        % Music---the percentage of student enrollment participating in a music program.

·        % Arts---the percentage of student enrollment participating in an arts program.

·        % Physical Education---the percentage of student enrollment participating in physical education classes.

·        % Computer Use---the percentage of student enrollment participating in computer classes.

·        % Occupational Education---the percentage of student enrollment participating in an occupational program.

·        % Foreign Language---the percentage of student enrollment participating in foreign language classes.

·        % Advanced Placement---the percentage of student enrollment participating in an advanced placement classes.

·        % Athletics---the percentage of student enrollment participating in an athletics program.

 

School Safety—number of student suspensions, expulsions, referral to alternative education or home bound at the school or district level involving incidents such as Violence to Staff, Violence to Students, Drug Possession, Alcohol Possession, and/or Weapon Possession.

 

% Bottom Quarter (in Reading, Language, Mathematics, Science)—the percentage of students scoring in the national bottom quarter on the state mandated norm referenced test, TerraNova; 25 percent would be the percentage expected from the national comparison group, below 25 percent would be higher performance than the comparison group, and above 25 percent would be lower performance than the comparison group.

 

% Top Quarter (in Reading, Language, Mathematics, Science)—the percentage of students scoring in the national top quarter on the state mandated norm referenced test, TerraNova; 25 percent would be the percentage expected from the national comparison group, above 25 percent would be higher performance than the comparison group, and below 25 percent would be lower performance than the comparison group.

 

Average Percentile Rank (in Reading, Language, Mathematics, Science)—the national percentile rank of the average performance on the state mandated norm referenced test, TerraNova; a rank of 50 is performing at the same level as the national comparison group, a rank over 50 is performing above the national comparison group, and a rank under 50 is performing below the comparison group

 

Enrollment for TerraNova—the highest student enrollment in the grade tested during the time of administering the state mandated norm referenced test, TerraNova.

 

# Students Regular Tested—number of students tested under regular conditions on the state mandated norm referenced test, TerraNova.

 

# Students Special Tested---the number of students tested with special accommodations on the state mandated norm referenced test, TerraNova, due to their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or to their performance in Language Assessment Scale (LAS).  The testing results of students tested with special accommodations are not comparable to the national norm group.

 

# Students IEP Exempt—number of students exempt from testing for special education, as noted in “# Students Special Tested.”

 

# Students LAS Exempt—number of students exempt from testing for their performance in LAS.

 

Fourth Grade Performance on Writing Examination (% Proficient in Ideas, Organization, Voice, Conventions)—the percentage of 4th graders proficient in each of the four traits on a statewide writing performance test.

 

Eighth Grade Performance on Writing Examination (% Proficient in Ideas, Organization, Voice, Conventions)—the percentage of 8th graders proficient in each of the four traits on a statewide writing performance test.

 

High School Proficiency Examination (% Proficient in Reading, Mathematics, Writing)—the percentage of high school students passing the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) in the three areas needed to receive a regular high school diploma.

 

% Seniors Taking ACT---the percentage of high school seniors took ACT College Entrance Examination.

 

ACT Composite Average—the average composite score on the ACT College Entrance Examination.

 

% Seniors Taking SAT---the percentage of high school seniors took SAT College Entrance Examination.

 

SAT Verbal Average—the average verbal score of the high school seniors at a school or at a school district who took the SAT College Entrance Examination.

 

SAT Verbal Average—the average mathematics score of the high school seniors at a school or at a school district who took the SAT College Entrance Examination.

 

 

 

Note: Information provided above is based on the Handbook for Implementation of NRS 385.347, School Accountability Legislation, October 1999, completed by Dr. David L. Smith, Nevada Department of Education.  Please refer to the handbook for detailed definitions and calculation methodologies of the data elements in the School Accountability Data Tables.