The District Scorecard

% Meeting or Exceeding State Standards % Exceeding State Standards
Grade Level BSD
2010-11
BSD
2011-12
BSD
2012-13
State
2012-13
BSD
2010-11
BSD
2011-12
BSD
2012-13
State
2012-13
Reading, Elem 79% 83% 86% 73% 46% 49% 55% 39%
Reading, Middle 78% 86% 83% 70% 46% 55% 57% 39%
Reading, High 91% 92% 95% 87% 75% 74% 73% 58%
Math, Elem 78% 80% 80% 64% 44% 48% 48% 29%
Math, Middle 76% 80% 80% 60% 43% 50% 56% 30%
Math, Algebra 84% 88% 87% 83% 50% 61% 54% 49%
Writing
4th, 7th, 10th
88% 88% 89% 75% 49%
 
49% 50% 32%
Science
5th, 8th
75% 85% 84% 67% 38%
 
55% 49% 29%
Achievement Gap
Economic achievement gap, between students eligible for free/reduced price meals and those not eligible BSD
2010-11
BSD
2011-12
BSD
2012-13
State
2012-13
Gap in % passing reading in grades 3-8 (in percentage points) 28% 23% 25% 25%
Gap in % passing math in grades 3-8 (in percentage points) 36% 33% 34% 27%
Gap in % exceeding standards on at least one state exam (math or reading) in grades 3-8 (in percentage points) 37% 36% 37% --
Gap on % of high school graduates meeting WA state 4-year college admissions requirements (in percentage points) 21 19 TBD --
College & Career Readiness
Adjusted 4-year cohort graduation rate 91% 92% 92% 77%
High school graduates meeting WA state 4-year college admission requirements 81% 78% TBD --
High school graduates passing 2 or more college-level courses during high school 84% 81% 82% --
AP exam pass rates 67% 70% 73% TBD
11th graders meeting the PSAT College Readiness Benchmark 67% 65% 66% 51%
High school graduates taking the SAT or ACT 84% 88% TBD --
School Climate
Parents satisfied or very satisfied with overall quality of education -- -- 85% --
Student satisfaction survey results (measures to be determined) Data to be collected starting TBD
Staff satisfaction survey results (measures to be determined) Data to be collected starting TBD
Students with 10 or more unexcused absences per year 1.6% 1.9% 2.2% --
% of middle school students reporting feeling safe at school on the Healthy Youth Survey -- 89% -- --
% of high school students reporting feeling safe at school on the Healthy Youth Survey -- 91% -- --
2012-13 Demographics Ethnic Diversity
Number of Schools 27
Enrollment 19,017
Eligible for free or reduced-price meals 20%
Receiving special education services 10%
English language learners 10%
First language other than English 32%
Number of different first languages spoken 81
Mobility rate 11%
% Meeting or Exceeding State Standards % Exceeding State Standards
Grade Level BSD Demographically Similar Districts Regional Districts State BSD Demographically Similar Districts Regional Districts State
Reading, Elem 86% 82% 88% 73% 55% 51% 59% 39%
Reading, Middle 83% 77% 84% 70% 57% 48% 57% 39%
Reading, High 95% 91% 95% 87% 73% 67% 76% 58%
Math, Elem 80% 74% 82% 64% 48% 40% 49% 29%
Math, Middle 80% 71% 81% 60% 56% 41% 53% 30%
Writing
4th, 7th, 10th
89% 83% 88% 75% 50% 41% 47% 32%
Science
5th, 8th
84% 77% 85% 67% 49% 40% 49% 29%
Achievement Gap
Economic achievement gap, between students eligible and non eligible for free/reduced price meals: BSD Demographically Similar Districts Regional Districts State
Gap in % passing reading in grades 3-8 (in percentage points) 25% 23% 26% 25%
Gap in % passing math in grades 3-8 (in percentage points) 34% 28% 32% 27%
College & Career Readiness
Adjusted 4-year cohort graduation rate, Class of 2012 92% 83% 92% 77%
High School graduates who go directly to college, Class of 2011 80% 70% 80% 60%
Meeting & Exceeding State Standards
What we measure How we measure it Why it is important
Reading: Elementary % of students across grades 3-5 who passed the state MSP reading exam Meeting state standards: Proficiency on the state exams indicates that students are meeting Washington State standards and are prepared for the next level. Our goal is for ALL students in the district to be meeting state standards by 2016, and we have set our 2014 targets to reflect whether we are on track to meet this goal.

Exceeding state standards: BSD encourages all of our students to reach for high standards, reflected in the percent of students who exceed standards on the state exam each year. Our long-term goal is for at least 75% of students to be exceeding standards on the state exams, and we have set a target of at least 50% exceeding standards by 2014 with higher targets where appropriate.

Trends over time: Our scorecard shows three years of data so that we can track progress over time. However, Washington State switched from the WASL exam to the MSP exam in the spring of 2010 and additional changes are planned for future years, so trend data should be interpreted cautiously. It is common to see a drop in test scores when a new exam is introduced, as students and teachers get used to the new test.

For more information about what tests are given in what grade levels and changes in future years, visit the Washington OSPI Website.
Reading: Middle % of students across grades 6-8 who passed the state MSP reading exam.
Reading: High % of students across grade 10 who passed the state HSPE reading exam.
Math: Elementary % of students across grades 3-5 who passed the state MSP math exam.
Math: Middle % of students across grades 6-8 who passed the state MSP math exam.
Math: High % of 10th grade students who passed the state end-of-course algebra exam. Note: The state algebra exam is new this year, and all BSD 10th grade students were required to take either the algebra exam or the geometry exam. In future years, all BSD students will be required to pass both the algebra and geometry exams to graduate, and students will take the exams as soon as they finish the relevant course, as opposed to in tenth grade. Our future scorecards will reflect the pass rate of all students taking the algebra exam in a given year.
Writing % of students passing the state writing exams, which are given in grades 4, 7 and 10.
Science % of students passing the state science exams, which are given in grades 5, 8 and 10.
Achievement Gap
What we measure How we measure it Why it is important
Gap in reading pass rates, grades 3-8 The MSP reading pass rate in grades 3-8 for students who are not eligible for free/reduced price lunch, minus the pass rate for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch. For instance, if the pass rate was 80% for non-eligible students and 60% for eligible students, then the gap would be 20 percentage points. BSD monitors the achievement gap between low-income students and higher-income students to monitor the extent to which district programs are effectively serving high-need student populations. We also monitor gaps by gender, race, English language learner status, and special education status.

BSD has a larger economic achievement gap than average. This is because our students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch tend to score at or above the state average for this population, but our non-eligible students tend to score substantially higher than the state average for non-eligible students, leading to a wider gap. Eliminating the achievement gap by increasing the proficiency levels of our free and reduced-price lunch children is one of the three core goals in our 5-Year Strategic Plan.
Gap in math pass rates, grades 3-8 The MSP math pass rate in grades 3-8 for students who are not eligible for free/reduced price lunch, minus the pass rate for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch. For instance, if the pass rate was 80% for non-eligible students and 60% for eligible students, then the gap would be 20 percentage points.
Gap in % exceeding standards on either the reading or math state exams in grades 3-8 The percent of students in grades 3-8 who exceed standards on either the reading or math state exams and who are not eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, minus the percent exceeding among students who are eligible for free/reduced price lunch. For instance, if 80% of non-eligible students exceeded standards on either reading or math test, and 60% of eligible students did, then the gap would be 20 percentage points.
Gap on % of high school graduates meeting WA state 4-year college admissions requirements The percentage point difference in the rate of graduating seniors who meet the WA state 4-year college admissions requirements, between students who are and are not eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. Note that we are able to calculate this measure for BSD but not for the state or other districts because we do not have access to those data.
College & Career Readiness
What we measure How we measure it Why it is important
On-time high school graduation rate (within 4 years) As reported by OSPI, this is the state's "Actual Adjusted On-Time Cohort Graduation Rate" and represents those students who were reported as graduating during the 2009-10 school year and whose expected graduation year was 2010. See http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/Glossary.aspx. High school graduation is a signal that students are prepared for higher education and the work world. Each district can set its own high school graduation requirements beyond what the state mandates, and Bellevue has one of the most rigorous graduation requirements in the region.
Graduates meeting Washington state four-year college admissions requirements Percent of the high school graduating class meeting Washington's 4-year college admissions requirements (4 years of English, 3 of math, 3 of social studies, 2 of lab science, 2 of the same foreign language, and 1 of fine arts). For more detail and upcoming changes to the requirements, see: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/sites/default/files/MCAS-OverviewParents-Rev2011_0.pdf. Completing these requirements makes students eligible for state college admission and is an indicator of college preparedness.
High school graduates passing 2 or more college-level courses during high school Percent of graduating seniors who took at least one Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or Running Start (college) course during high school. Research has shown that passing at least one AP exam in high school positively impacts students' college completion rate (details at the College Board's website). Per the report's summary: "Simply said, a high-quality AP course in high school does an excellent job of fortifying students for a successful transition into the battery of college courses they'll experience in their first semester at college."
AP exam pass rates The number of Advanced Placement exams that received passing scores, divided by the total number of Advanced Placement exams given that year.
11th graders meeting the PSAT College Readiness Benchmark The College Readiness Benchmark is a measure reported by the College Board (maker of the PSAT exam), to indicate how many students are on track for college. See http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/PSAT-College-Readiness-Benchmark.pdf for more details. All BSD students are required to take the PSAT test in 11th grade, as preparation for the SAT and the college application process. Their College Readiness Benchmark scores can help us assess how successfully we are preparing students for college.
% of graduates taking the SAT or ACT tests Percent of 12th grade students who took either the SAT or ACT exams that year. SAT or ACT scores are required by many colleges as part of the application process, so the percent of 12th graders who take these exams is an indicator of college application preparedness.

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