To be eligible for FFA principals must meet both of the criteria listed below and must not be on an action plan or under Area Superintendent review for performance related issues. The Superintendent reserves the rightto make a placement.
A principal must have more than two years of principal experience.
This criterion reflects the average growth for students at the schools for school years 05/06 and 06/07 where the principal served. In a few instances only one year’s worth of data is available given the individual’s prior placement. Score growth is used by the state to determine if schools meet expected growth. These valuesdo not represent proficiency or percent on grade level.
The state uses a statistical formula to set an expectation (scale score) for each student’s performance on EOC and EOG tests. Students’ actual performance is then compared to the expected performance. Thus, if astudent’s academic change (often referred to a growth) is 0.00 or greater, the child met their expected performance or exceeded it. In other words, a growth score of 0.00 means a student demonstrated approximately one year’s worth of learning compared to the previous year.
As a measure of how a school is impacting its students, the state averages the academic change for the students who are tested into a single number representing the average growth of students in that school. For the Freedom & Flexibility criteria, we are expanding this to span two academic years as one of our measures,when available. The more positive the number is, the more students, on average, surpassed the specific expectation of performance.
The following measures were used as part of the Freedom & Flexibility selection process forprincipals:
Average 2-year growth > .04
Average 2-year growth > .03
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