Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health
Education System health

 


Staff Contact:
Andrew Parr

Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health

In 2013, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5491, which pertains to the establishment of goals for our educational system. The law uses the term “statewide indicators of educational health” to describe the metrics upon which system goals will be set. The law requires the SBE, with assistance from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee, and the Student Achievement Council, to identify realistic but challenging system-wide performance goals and measurements. It further states that if the educational system is not on target to meet the performance goals on any individual indicator, the report must recommend evidence-based reforms intended to improve student achievement in that area. The law required the Board to establish initial system goals in 2013, and issue a report every other year (even-numbered years) on the status of those goals.

Resources

Reports

December 1, 2014 Report to the Legislature

December 1, 2013, report to the Legislature

Highlights of the 2014 Report

Status of the Indicators - Four Indicators are not Meeting Targets

Indicator

Most Recent Year

Measure (%)

Target
(%)

 Meeting Targets?

Improving?

Kindergarten Readiness

2014

40.8

43.1

NO

YES

3rd Grade Literacy

2014

72.0

73.0

NO

NO

8th Grade High School Readiness

2014

43.8

48.7

NO

YES

High School Graduation

2013

76.0

78.6

NO

NO

Quality of High School Diploma

2012

TBD

84.8

TBD

TBD

Post-Secondary Attainment and Workforce

2012

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Access to Quality Schools

2013

TBD

59.8

TBD

TBD

Note: TBD = to be determined on account of data availability.

 

Recommended Reforms

  1. Expand access to high-quality early childhood education. This reform is intended to improve student achievement in kindergarten readiness and third grade literacy.

  2. Expand and fully fund high-quality professional learning. This reform is intended to improve student achievement in kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade literacy, 8th grade high school readiness, and high school graduation.

  3. Increase access to high-quality expanded learning opportunities. This reform is intended to improve student achievement in 3rd grade literacy, 8th grade high school readiness, and high school graduation.

  4. Expand supports and services that prepare students for postsecondary opportunities and employment. This reform is intended to improve high school graduation and post-secondary readiness.