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Understanding Alabama's A-F Report Card System
Posted on 12/22/2016
This is the image for the news article titled Understanding Alabama's A-F Report Card SystemIn compliance with the Alabama State Law (Alabama Accountability Act), Jefferson County Schools would like to inform you of the upcoming December 2016 release of the A-F State Report Card, so that you may better understand the purpose and overall information included.

The indicators will be released over a 2 year period; therefore, an overall grade cannot and should not be calculated and or communicated. As a school district, we are excited that 85% of our students in grades 4-8 had learning gains. We are continuously looking at instructional practices that impact student learning, so that 100% of our students experience learning gains. 

Schools without a grade 12 will have information reported in the following categories:

Learning Gains
• Individual student performance from one year to the next
• Includes data for students in grades 4-8 in reading and math
• Reflects the impact of instruction

Student Achievement and Learning Gains
• Grade level performance
• Full academic year students at tested grade (3-8, 10) in reading and math
• Provides information of where students are in terms of grade-level performance and expectations

Local Indicator
• Determined based on one indicator tied to student outcomes
• Indicator is established by local schools and/or districts and approved by the Alabama Department of Education

Schools with a grade 12 will have information reported in the following categories:

Student Achievement and Grad Rate
• Grade level performance
• Full academic year students at tested grade (3-8, 10) in reading and math
• Provides information of where students are in terms of grade-level performance and expectations

Graduation Rate
• Reported for the district and schools that have a grade 12 
• Determined based on the percentage of high school students who graduate within 4 or 5 years of first entering the 9th grade

Local Indicator
• Determined based on one indicator tied to student outcomes
• Indicator is established by local schools and/or districts and approved by the Alabama Department of Education

Resources:
A-F Phase I Calculations
A-F Report Card Quick Facts
Schools with a Grade 12 Workbook
Schools without a Grade 12 Workbook

Need more information?
Kellie Yeager | 205.379.2148 | kellieyeager@jefcoed.com