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EOL - Equity Accountability Model

 

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Assess School Impact

The MCPS Equity Accountability Model* provides a detailed and focused assessment of school success and publicly monitors and reports all students’ performance. The Equity Accountability Model moves beyond the typical state and federal aggregate reporting to performance reporting for specific focus groups of students who have not experienced the same level of access, opportunity or success as other students.

While all students’ progress is monitored, an Equity Accountability score for each school is assigned to five focus groups:

Focus Groups
Non-FARMS
Black or African American
Non-FARMS
Hispanic/Latino
FARMS
White/Asian/All Other Student Groups
FARMS
Black or African American
FARMS
Hispanic/Latino

Why was the Equity Accountability Model developed?

While the state has a responsibility of establishing rigorous standards for the public schools, education is fundamentally a local responsibility and governed at the local level. A customized MCPS Equity Accountability Model is essential for maintaining the public’s trust in the school system and allows MCPS the ability to monitor and report progress on goals unique to the school district.

*Reporting Equity Accountability Model Data for Achievement, Progress, Graduation and Students with Disabilities/English Language Learners during the 2018-2019 school year

Components of the Equity Accountability Model

The various components of the Equity Accountability Model will be released at different times based on availability of data. Here is the timeline for release:

Academic Achievement September
Graduation Rate February
Academic Progress September
Limited English Proficiency and Students with Disabilities February
Culture and Equity Yearly Reporting (TBD)
Priority Focus Yearly Reporting (TBD)

Academic Achievement**

The Academic Achievement report is one component of the MCPS Equity Accountability Model. Academic Achievement is based on students' performance specific to the multiple measures within the Evidence of Learning Framework.

Monitoring Group
for Achievement Reporting
Standard for
Achievement Component
Focus Groups
White/Asian/All Other Student Groups 90% or above Non-FARMS
Black of African American
FARMS
Black or African American
Non-FARMS
Hispanic/Latino
FARMS
Hispanic/Latino
FARMS
White/Asian/All Other Student Groups

**Reporting the number and percentage of students meeting two out of three Evidence of Learning Measurement Categories

MCPS Equity Accountability Sample Report:

Achievement Component (School A)

Below is a sample school report for the Academic Achievement Component. Scoring is based on the performance of students in the identified focus groups. The percentage of the focus group students meeting the measure is assigned a score (see Key to EOL Assigned Score). The average of the assigned score is included in the final column, which represents the Academic Achievement Score for the school.

    Focus Groups Focus
Score
  Non-FARMS
All other
Student Groups
Non-FARMS
Black or
African-American
Non-FARMS
Hispanic/Latino
FARMS
All other
Student Groups
FARMS
Black or
African-American
FARMS
Hispanic/Latino
Focus Group
Mean Progress
to Standard
Literacy Score 4 3 3 2 2 2 2.4
Literacy Percentages 90.3 84.4 71.4 57.1 56.3 62.6
 
Mathematics Score 3 2 2 1 0 0 1
Mathematics Percentages 80.6 68.9 51.4 47.6 33.3 30.8
Key to
Assigned Scores:
 
4
≥90% of FOCUS students met
3
70-89% of FOCUS students met
2
50-69% of FOCUS students met
1
35-49% of FOCUS students met
0
0-34% of FOCUS students met