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Achievement Columns

Use achievement data to:

  • Observe shifts in entering achievement for different groups of students over the years
  • Identify patterns of effectiveness with students at differing levels of entering achievement
  • Support vertical conversations with feeder schools or teachers of prerequisite courses

The table below gives general information about the achievement columns and links to more in-depth information.

Column NameGlossary DefinitionWhere to Find More Information
Entering Achievement and Actual Performance

Depending on the assessment, achievement is reported in Normal Curve Equivalents (NCEs) or scale scores and does not reflect proficiency.

  • Entering achievement is either the average of the students' prior year NCEs or the average of the students' expected scale scores.
  • Actual Performance is either the average of the students' current year NCEs or the average of the students' actual scale scores.
Understanding Entering Achievement and Actual Performance
Entering Achievement PercentileThe entering achievement for the group of students relative to the overall distribution for this assessment.Understanding Entering Achievement Percentile
Student CountThe number of students included in the analysis.Understanding the Student Count