Changes in District Point Totals, 2016 to 2017

Posted 10/18/2017

The Parents’ Campaign Research and Education Fund reviewed and compared changes in school districts’ total points scored from 2016 to 2017 on the 1,000-point Accountability Rating scale. The following shows changes – increases and decreases – by rating level (A-F).

Districts Rated F in 2016:

  • 17 of 19 F-rated districts gained ground in total points (largest gain for an F district is 214 points)
  • Average change in total points is +48.1
  • 12 of 19 districts rated F in 2016 moved up to a D in 2017; one moved up to a C

Districts rated D in 2016:

  • 25 of 35 D-rated districts gained ground in total points (largest gain for a D district is 86 points)
  • Average change in total points is +24.5
  • 15 of 35 districts rated D in 2016 moved up to a C in 2017; one moved up to a B; 2 moved down to an F

Districts rated C in 2016:

  • 23 of 36 C-rated districts gained ground in total points (largest gain for a C district is 88 points)
  • Average change in total points is +13.2
  • 10 of 36 districts rated C in 2016 moved up to a B in 2017; 5 moved down to a D

Districts rated B in 2016:

  • 22 of 39 B-rated districts gained ground in total points (largest gain for a B district is 82 points)
  • Average change in total points is +3.8
  • 6 of 17 districts rated B in 2016 moved up to an A in 2017; 6 moved down to a C

Districts rated A in 2016:

  • 6 of 14 A-rated districts gained ground in total points (largest gain for an A district is 47 points )
  • The average change in total points on the accountability rating system was -13.2
  • 5 of 14 districts rated A in 2016 moved to a B in 2017

Number of Districts and Schools in Each Rating Category, 2016 to 2017

Grade Number of Districts 2016 Number of Districts 2017
A 14  15
B 39 43
C 36 43
D 35 36
F 19 9

 

Grade Number of Schools 2016 Number of Schools 2017
A 88 114
B 239 261
C 223 224
D 210 185
F 122 93