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Kentucky statewide testing glossary

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GRADE LEVEL: School level reported: Elementary, Middle or High School

· 2014 GOAL: Annual Measurable Object goal set for schools for the 2014 assessment. It is calculated based on the percentage statewide scoring proficient or distinguished in reading and mathematics by grade level (elementary, middle and high).

· 2014 SCORE: Overall performance score of a school or district within the state accountability system. Overall score is used to compare and rank a school's or district's performance.

· GOAL MET? Was the Annual Measurable Object (AMO) goal met? AMO is a requirement of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

· 2014 PERCENTILE RANK: Current year percentile rank by level (elementary, middle, high school) based on the overall accountability score. A school that ranks in the 99th percentile is in the top 1 percent of Kentucky public schools tested.

· 2013 SCORE: Overall score for prior year

· CHANGE 2013-14: Increase or decrease in 2014 score compared with 2013 score.

· ACADEMIC TESTING STATUS: A school or district's percentile rank based on testing results. “Distinguished” is the 90-99th percentiles, “Proficient” is the 70-89th percentiles, and “Needs Improvement” is below the 70th percentile. A “Progressing School/District” has met its AMO goal, participation rate for all students and subgroups, and has met its graduation-rate goal.

· GRADUATION RATE GOAL MET? Has the school met its graduation-rate goal? N/A means not applicable.
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