Using Healthy Indicator #4: K-6 Maintained

In this document:

Overview of the K-6 Maintained Report (HI #4)

Before you use a healthy indicator report to examine your system, it’s important to know what you’re looking at. Understanding what question(s) the report answers and what data are displayed is essential to data-based decision-making. The K-6 Maintained report (HI #4) answers the question: Are students who are not at risk remaining above benchmark? This is an indicator of the effectiveness of universal instruction.

The K-6 Maintained report is located on the Literacy report on the Change report tab and can be viewed at the state, AEA, district, and school levels. For the purpose of this document, we’ll examine the school level report. At this time, only literacy data is included in this Healthy Indicator report. 

Select the windows in the upper right corner of the report to review the change in screening results between the two screening windows. In the example below, the data displayed is the reflective of a change between the Fall to Winter windows. The available comparisons are combinations of current and historical consecutive windows, similar to the example below, as well as a Fall to Spring.

To view the report definition, which includes what the report is intended to do, what data is used and how the calculations are made, as well as the goal, click the gray dot with the ? next to the Healthy Indicator report title.

Student Success locates K-6 students with a score on the default assessment collected during the starting and ending windows selected on the report. The system then looks for students who were at/above benchmark in the starting window and looks to see how many of those students remained at/above benchmark in the ending window. Students who are missing a score in either window will not be included in the report.

Using the K-6 Maintained Report (HI #4) - School-level Data

The K-6 Maintained data helps us examine the overall effectiveness of instruction (the universal tier) by displaying the percentage of students who are continuing to meet the next benchmark over time with the current instruction. In other words, students are not losing ground and falling below benchmark over time. It answers the question whether instruction in the universal tier is enough to support growth based on rising benchmarks between screening windows. If the goal is not met for this healthy indicator, the building leadership team can consider areas of need so that universal instruction can be improved to help students grow at a rate to meet benchmark expectations. Grade level data can be examined to determine whether there are some grade levels that meet the goal and prioritize resources for improving universal instruction in grade levels that do not meet the goal. The building leadership team can use the Universal Instruction Facilitation Guide to examine barriers when grade levels show that fewer than 95% of students who begin the year meeting benchmark grow at a rate that they continue to meet benchmark in the spring. 

Hover over the bar to view the number who maintained an at/above benchmark score between the selected windows and the total number counted (students who have scores for both screening windows and were at/above benchmark in the starting window)

Use View By and Filters on the left menu to explore subgroups where the percentage of students with adequate growth over time - maintaining above benchmark scores - may be lower.

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