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LEA/District Projection Summary

Understanding the Report

The data in this report varies based on the type of projection you selected.

Projections to Non-College Readiness Assessments

Students are grouped based on probability ranges for the selected projection. The first rows of the table display the numbers and percentages of students whose probabilities of reaching the selected performance levels fall into specified ranges. Each row is represented by a slice in the pie graph.

Numbers are not rounded when calculating probabilities. However, for display purposes they are rounded in the table. Students are placed into groups using non-rounded numbers. Therefore, it is possible that two students with the same number on screen could be in two different groups due to rounding.

Color IndicatorProbability of Reaching the Selected Performance LevelInterpretationRecommendation

Green

Greater than or equal to 70%Students are likely to reach at least the selected performance level or benchmarkContinue with students' current academic programs, investigate what has worked – students are on a path to reaching or exceeding the selected performance level or benchmark

Yellow

Between 40% and 70%

Students may or may not reach at least the selected performance level or benchmark

Investigate and implement adjustments to students' academic programs to increase their likelihood of reaching or exceeding the selected performance level or benchmark

Light Red

Less than or equal to 40%

Students are not likely to reach the selected performance level or benchmark

Investigate and implement significant changes to students' academic programs to increase their likelihood of reaching the selected performance level or benchmark

Two additional rows in the table list the numbers and percentages of students who do not have projections for the selected assessment.

Color IndicatorGroup of StudentsExplanation

White

Students without a projection

These students appear in the report but do not have sufficient data in their testing histories to have projections for the selected assessment. For most assessments, students must have a minimum of three prior scores across grades and subjects to have projections. An exception to this rule is made for projections to fourth-grade assessments, which only require two prior scores.

Orange

Students at or above proficiency

These students passed the selected assessment with a score of Proficient or above. This slice only appears for Keystone assessments.

If you have access to student data, you can click on the values in the Student Count column or the corresponding pie slice to see the list of students in that group. In the list, the far-right column displays each student's probability of reaching the selected performance level. Click this value to view a student's projection report.

Projections to College Readiness Assessments

ACT Benchmarks
SubjectBenchmark

Math

22

Reading

22

English

18

Science

23

The PSAT benchmarks are provided by the College Board. Students who reach these college benchmark scores in the grade indicated should be considered on track to be college ready.

PSAT Benchmarks
SubjectGradeBenchmark

PSAT 8/9 Math

9

450

PSAT 8/9 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

9

410

PSAT NMSQT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

9

460

PSAT NMSQT Mathematics

9

510

For AP exams, the reports display the student's probability of scoring at least a 3 or higher, 4 or higher, or 5. For ACT, PSAT, and SAT, the reports display the student's probability of reaching meaningful benchmark scores for each subject.

SAT Benchmarks
SubjectBenchmark

Math

530

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

480

ACCESS for ELLs Proficiency Levels

Proficiency LevelAt the given level of English language proficiency, English learners will process, understand, produce, or use:
Emerging ELP 2.0
  • general language related to the content areas
  • phrases or short sentences
  • oral or written language with phonological, syntactic, or semantic errors that often impede the meaning of the communication when presented with one to multiple-step commands, directions, questions, or a series of statements with sensory, graphic, or interactive support
Developing ELP 3.0
  • general and some specific language of the content areas
  • expanded sentences in oral interaction or written paragraphs
  • oral or written language with phonological, syntactic, or semantic errors that may impede the communication, but retain much of its meaning, when presented with oral or written, narrative, or expository descriptions with sensory, graphic, or interactive support
Expanding ELP 4.0
  • specific and some technical language of the content areas
  • a variety of sentence lengths of varying linguistic complexity in oral discourse or multiple, related sentences or paragraphs
  • oral or written language with minimal phonological, syntactic, or semantic errors that do not impede the overall meaning of the communication when presented with oral or written connected discourse with sensory, graphic, or interactive support
Bridging ELP 5.0
  • specialized or technical language of the content areas
  • a variety of sentence lengths of varying linguistic complexity in extended oral or written discourse, including stories, essays, or reports
  • oral or written language approaching comparability to that of English-proficient peers when presented with grade-level material

The information above is taken from the 2015 WIDA ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide.

In this report, students are grouped based on probability ranges for the selected projection. The first three rows of the table display the number and percentage of students whose probabilities of reaching the selected score fall into specified ranges. Each row is represented by a slice in the pie graph.

ColorProbability of Reaching the Selected Performance LevelInterpretationRecommendation

Green

Greater than 70%

Students are likely to reach at least the selected performance level or benchmarkContinue with students' current academic programs, investigate what has worked – students are on a path to reaching or exceeding the selected performance level or benchmark

Yellow

Between 40% and 70%

Students may or may not reach at least the selected performance level or benchmark

Investigate and implement adjustments to students' academic programs to increase their likelihood of reaching or exceeding the selected performance level or benchmark

Light Red

Less than 40%

Students are not likely to reach the selected performance level or benchmark

Investigate and implement significant changes to students' academic programs to increase their likelihood of reaching the selected performance level or benchmark

WhiteN/AStudents without a projection.

Numbers are not rounded when calculating the probability of proficiency. However, for display purposes they are rounded in the table. Students are placed into groups using non-rounded numbers. Therefore, it is possible that two students with the same number on screen could be in two different groups due to rounding.

If you have access to student data, you can click on the values in the Student Count column or the corresponding pie slice to see the list of students in that group. In the list, the far-right column displays each student's probability of reaching the selected performance level or benchmark. Click on this value to view a student's projection report.

Filtering by Student Group

By default, the report includes all the LEA/district's students in the selected grade and subject, Keystone content area, or college readiness test who had sufficient data. Use the Add Student Groups filter to view the report for a subset of students. The list of filters is based on the demographic data in the state assessment files.

To filter the list of students included in the report, click Select Student Groups above the table. In the Student Groups window, you can choose any combination of race, sex, and demographic groups.

If you choose more than one group within a category, the report includes students who are in either group. For example, if you choose Black and Hispanic, the report includes both Black students and Hispanic students.

If you choose multiple groups across categories, the report includes only students who are in the selected groups in all categories. For example, if you choose Male and IEP, the report includes only boys who are identified as receiving special education services.

When you are finished making selections, click Submit. The report includes only those groups of students you selected.

To remove the filters, click Clear Student Groups above the table. The report now includes all students in the selected grade.

More Information

What Educators Should Know about PVAAS Student Probabilities

Diagnostic and Projection Summary Reports: Using Together for Decision Making

Using Student Projection Data with Other Student-Level Data