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Five-by-Five Colored Tables

The new accountability system combines five Status and Change levels creating a five-by-five grid that produces twenty-five results. The colored tables provide a way to determine the location of a school or district on the grid.

Performance for state indicators is calculated based on the combination of current performance (Status) and improvement over time (Change), resulting in five color-coded performance levels for each indicator. From highest to lowest the performance levels are: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red.

The five color-coded performance levels are calculated using percentiles to create a five-by-five colored table (giving 25 results) that combine Status and Change.

This section provides the five-by-five colored table for each of the state indicators:

Note: Chronic Absence. The SBE has not yet approved performance standards for Chronic Absence. State data on chronic absence will be available for the first time in fall 2017.

Suspension Rate Indicator Five-by-Five Color Tables

Unlike other indicators, which use LEA-level distributions to set the cut scores for Status and Change, the Suspension Rate Indicator is based on multiple distributions. Therefore, multiple suspension cut scores were set for both LEAs and schools, based on their type. This resulted in six different sets of cut scores for Status and Change:

  • Three sets based on LEA type distributions (elementary, high, and unified)
  • Three sets based on school type distributions (elementary, middle, and high)
LEA Suspension: Elementary School District Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 2.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 2.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 2.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 2.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.5%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 1.5% to 3.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
3.0% to 6.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow

Very High

Greater than 6.0%
(Status)

Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

LEA Suspension: High School District Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 3.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.5% to 3.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.5%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.5% to less than 3.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 3.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

1.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
1.5% to 3.5%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 3.5% to 6.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
6.0% to 9.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 9.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

LEA Suspension: Unified School District Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 2.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 2.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 2.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 2.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

1.0% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
1.0% to 2.5%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 2.5% to 4.5%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
4.5% to 8.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 8.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: Elementary Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 2.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 2.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 1.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 1.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.0%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 1.0% to 3.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
3.0% to 6.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 6.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: Middle School Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 4.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 4.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 3.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 3.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 2.0%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 2.0% to 8.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
8.0% to 12.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 12.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

School Suspension: High School Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Increased Significantly

by greater than 3.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 0.3% to 3.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 0.3%
(Change)
Declined

by 0.3% to less than 2.0%
(Change)
Declined Significantly

by 2.0% or greater
(Change)
Very Low

0.5% or less
(Status)
N/A
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
Low

Greater than
0.5% to 1.5%
(Status)
N/A
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

Greater than 1.5% to 6.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
High

Greater than
6.0% to 10.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very High

Greater than 10.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow


English Indicator Progress Indicator Five-by-Five Color Table

Level Declined Significantly

by greater than 10.0%
(Change)
Declined

by 1.5% to 10.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 1.5%
(Change)
Increased

by 1.5% to less than 10.0%
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 10.0% or greater
(Change)
Very High

85.0% or greater
(Status)
Yellow
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

75.0% to less than 85.0%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

67.0% to less than 75.0%
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

60.0% to less than 67.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

Less than 60.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow


Graduation Rate Indicator Five-by-Five Color Table

Level Declined Significantly

by greater than 5.0%
(Change)
Declined

by 1.0% to 5.0%
(Change)
Maintained

Declined or increased by less than 1.0%
(Change)
Increased

by 1.0% to less than 5.0%
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 5.0% or greater
(Change)
Very High

95.0% or greater
(Status)
N/A
Blue
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

90.0% to less than 95.0%
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue

Medium

85.0% to less than 90.0%
(Status)

Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

67.0% to less than 85.0%
(Status)
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

Less than 67.0%
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red


Academic Indicator Five-by-Five Color Tables

English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Declined Significantly

by more than 15 points
(Change)
Declined

by 1 to 15 points
(Change)
Maintained

Declined by less than 1 point or increased by less than 7 points
(Change)
Increased

by 7 to less than 20 points
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 20 points or more
(Change)
Very High

45 or more points above
(Status)
Yellow
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

10 points above to less than 45 points above
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

5 points below to less than 10 points above
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

More than 5 points below to 70 points below
(Status)
Red
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

More than 70 points below
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow

Mathematics Assessment Five-by-Five Color Table
Level Declined Significantly

by more than 10 points
(Change)
Declined

by 1 to 10 points
(Change)
Maintained

Declined by less than 1 point or increased by less than 5 points
(Change)
Increased

by 5 to less than 15 points
(Change)
Increased Significantly

by 15 points or more
(Change)
Very High

35 or more points above
(Status)
Yellow
Green
Blue
Blue
Blue
High

5 points below to less than 35 points above
(Status)
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Medium

More than 5 points below to 25 points below
(Status)
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Green
Green
Low

More than 25 points below to 95 points below
(Status)
Red
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Very Low

More than 95 points below
(Status)
Red
Red
Red
Orange
Yellow
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Last Reviewed: Monday, November 6, 2017
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