It's worth unpacking those results from the statewide briefing packet on the new results a little more. Individual program review rubrics use a 0 to 12 scale, with 8 being the score for a proficient program. To get numbers like the ones shown above, the scores on all three reviews are added together and divided by 24 (equivalent to three proficient scores). Scores above the 100 level are rounded down to the 100 maximum allowed by the state scoring system.
So, the graph above shows that statewide, districts on average are rating their schools proficient or higher on their program reviews. Individual schools had higher and lower scores, but the averages came out at or above 100 on all three levels.
Below, you can see the results for each subject for the two available years, all using the 0 to 12 scale that applies for individual reviews. There, too, it's clear that the averages are now at or slightly above the proficient level for all three programs at all three levels.
Whoever has been leading the process and whoever has been monitoring, I think these results will move us quickly to a serious discussion about what it will really take to ensure that program reviews reflect consistent scoring against high expectations. That discussion is at least six years overdue.
--Posted by Susan Perkins Weston