Focus is on students at key stages
We’re using key assessments at each Milestone — from test results to attendance data — to evaluate our school district’s success in preparing our students for success at the next grade level and beyond. In 2012-13, we aligned our Milestone measures with state Achievement Compact measures.
Ready to read – At the beginning of first grade, all students should be ready to read, so they have a foundation for future academic success.
Reading to learn – By the end of third grade, students should be reading to gain an understanding of their world, in a variety of subjects.
Ready for high school – In middle grades, students should have strong attendance habits and the writing and math skills to grasp more demanding content in high school.*
On track to graduate – By the end of ninth grade, students should have earned at least 6 credits and have 90 percent or better attendance.
Graduate from high school on time – Students should have the skills needed for college or a career.
We’re also tracking our success in closing the achievement gap. We’re charting the disparity between the performance of white students and the lowest-scoring racial or ethnic group at each Milestone each year.