Schoolzilla

Alignment between Schoolzilla and the Oregon State Report Card

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Schoolzilla is most powerful when it is aligned to your state, district and school-level indicators and objectives. Read below to see how Schoolzilla (SZ) metrics line up with the indicators on the Oregon State Report Card.

Remember that Schoolzilla is most useful as a tool to support continuous improvement throughout the school year, rather than simply as a backward-looking accountability report.

State Domain State Indicator SZ Metric Key Notes About SZ Calculations and Features
Start Strong

Grades K-2 Regular Attenders

Students who attended more than 90% of enrolled school days

Chronic Absence

% students absent ≥ 10% days

  • Includes students who are currently enrolled or were enrolled for a particular month

Grade 3 ELA

Students meeting state grade-level expectations

Oregon Smarter Balanced ELA Proficiency

% students who were proficient or advanced in a given school year on Oregon SBAC ELA exam

  • Can filter for 3rd grade students
  • Can alternatively create a separate tile that only shows 3rd grade students
Academic Progress

Individual Student Progress

Grades 3-8 year-to-year progress in English language arts and mathematics

Oregon Smarter Balanced ELA Student Growth

Percent of students who scored at or above the 30th student growth percentile (SGP) on Oregon SBAC ELA and Math exams

  • Schoolzilla currently tracks this metric differently than the report card does
  • The Schoolzilla metric can be configured to track students scoring at or above the nth SGP
  • Many Oregon districts do have the Schoolzilla growth metric on their dashboards, for purposes of teacher evaluation
High School Success

Grade 8 Mathematics

Students meeting state grade-level expectations

Oregon Smarter Balanced Math Proficiency

% students who were proficient or advanced in a given school year on Oregon SBAC ELA exam

  • Can filter for 8th grade students
  • Can alternatively create a separate tile that only shows 8th grade students
  • Can also include SBAC Interim data as leading indicator to track progress during school year

On-track to graduate

"Students earning one-quarter of graduation credits in their 9th grade year"

Credits Earned Toward Graduation

% of currently enrolled high school students who are meeting expectations toward earning required graduation credits

  • Computed on a lagging basis. For current 10th graders, the metric shows % meeting 9th grade credit expectations (1/4 of total) based on credits earned by the end of the prior school year.

On-time graduation

Students earning a diploma within four years. Cohort includes who were first-time ninth graders in 2014-15.

There is no exact metric for on-time graduation, but districts can use leading indicators also found to strongly predict HS graduation, such as GPA (1) and credits earned.
  • Last year's graduation rate can be visualized in dashboards via Metric Upload

Performance on the above indicators can be broken down by all of the subgroups that are included in the Oregon State Report Card (including Migrant and Gifted and Talented). Additional student demographic groups can be created if needed.

Notes:

  1. 9th grade GPA strongly predictive of on-time graduation according to this study using Oregon Leadership Network schools.