2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Greason
Advanced Growth Model for School Accreditation

Item 134 #2h

Item 134 #2h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2017 $2,500,000 FY2018 $2,500,000 GF

Page 103, line 24, strike "$4,061,592" and insert "$6,561,592".
Page 103, line 24, strike "$4,061,611" and insert "$6,561,611".

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"B.1. Out of this appropriation, up to $2,500,000 in the first year and $2,500,000 in the second year from the general fund shall be used to develop an advanced analytical model to measure student growth in schools.  Such model shall be incorporated in the Department of Education's school accreditation process and School Performance Report Card wherever student growth is utilized as a metric.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the model adopted by the Department utilizes existing assessments and any future assessments that are suitable for measuring growth.  At a minimum, the model shall: (i) recognize the growth of all tested students, even those who have missing assessment data; (ii) include all available prior standardized assessment data that meet inclusion criteria across grades, subjects, state and local assessments;  (iii) demonstrate prior success with Virginia Standards of Learning assessments; (iv) use, whenever possible, a multiyear average students' growth to ensure reliable aggregation of growth; (v) use the measures of uncertainty, or standard error, when determining performance levels for schools; (vi) allow for the disaggregation of student growth results; and (vii) provide individual student projections to the probability of reaching performance levels on future assessments.  

2.  The Department of Education shall provide web-based electronic student growth and projection reporting based on the adopted state model to educators at the school, division, and state levels.  Role-based permissions shall allow educators to access information about the performance of the students within their immediate responsibility in accordance with Commonwealth data privacy laws.  

3.  The Department of Education shall implement the analytical model and present preliminary results based on any suitable assessments to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 15, 2016."

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(This amendment provides $2.5 million each year for the Department of Education to develop an Advanced Growth Model for School Accreditation.)