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OSPI Performance Indicators – Data and Analytics

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OSPI staff align their goals with research-based performance indicators. Goals are reviewed by the superintendent three times per year to ensure our work leads directly to student success.

OSPI prepares interactive worksheets, charts, and animations at state and district levels to support data-informed decision making. In some of the analytics released before September 2016, districts with fewer than 500 students or 20 students in a given group are not shown for statewide analytical purposes. Analytics released after September 2016 will show all districts and follow suppression rules of 10 students in a given group.

Update September 2016: Tableau software is now being used to create the analytics. It is a web-based tool that does not require a download or software for viewing. Previously posted analytics in Excel will be presented in Tableau on their next release date. Although, if you would like to preview an "under construction" version of Discipline, 4-Year Graduation, and Chronic Absenteeism (using previously posted data) in Tableau, the links are available below.

During the transition to Tableau, previously released files are still available in Microsoft Excel for Windows. The files may require special settings; see specifications for Windows and Mac.*

Performance Indicator
Data and Analytics


Additional Data or Resources

  1. Kindergarten Preparedness

The percentage of students demonstrating the characteristics of entering kindergartners in all six areas as identified by the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)


State Report Card

  1. English Language Arts, Math, Science Assessment

The percentage of students meeting standard on the 3rd, 8th and 11th grade statewide English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments, and 8th-grade statewide science assessment


State Report Card

  1. Student Growth Percentiles—4th and 6th grades ELA/Math

Percentage of students making adequate growth toward proficiency in ELA/math as determined by Student Growth Percentiles in 4th and 6th grades

Student Growth Percentiles

  1. High School Credit in Algebra1/Integrated Math 1

The percentage of students enrolled and the percentage who earned high school credits in Algebra I/Integrated Math I by the end of 8th grade, and by the end of 9th grade


  1. Statewide Assessments Required for Graduation

The percentage of students meeting standard on all state assessments required for graduation, by the end of 10th grade

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Toolkit

  1. Dual Credit Programs

The percentage of students enrolled in dual credit programs and the percentage of students who earned dual credits and certificates (e.g., AP, IB, Running Start, Tech Prep)

Dual Credit Programs

State Report Card

  1. SAT and ACT

The percentage of students who took the SAT and ACT, and the average SAT and ACT scores earned


  1. Postsecondary Enrollment and Remediation

The percentage of high school graduates who were academically prepared and attended postsecondary education institutions within one year of graduating high school

High School Feedback Reports

  1. Financial Aid for College

The percentage of students who accessed financial aid for college

Financial Aid Overview

  1. Postsecondary Persistence

Percentage of students who persisted in postsecondary programs and completed certificates and degrees


  1. Graduation Rates

Four-year and five-year graduation rates

Graduation and Dropout Statistics

Graduation: A Team Effort

  1. 9th Grade Course Failure

ELA, math, and science course failure rates in 9th grade

9th Grade Success

  1. Discipline

Suspensions and expulsions

Student Discipline

Equity in Discipline

  1. Attendance

Attendance, especially chronic absenteeism



2. (and 3.) Assessment

These analytics include assessment data for both proficiency and student growth.

Proficiency Data from State Assessments

  • Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) – Math and ELA for Grades 3rd through 8th and 11th
  • End of Course (EOC) Exams – Math (Algebra 1 or Geometry) and Biology
  • Measures of Student Progress (MSP – Science Grades 5th and 8th

Student Growth Percentiles (SGP)
SGP describes a student’s growth compared only to other students with similar prior test scores; no other student characteristics are considered.

  • Allow us to fairly compare students who enter school at different levels; and demonstrate a student’s growth and academic progress, regardless of proficiency.
  • At its most basic level, SGP asks, “If two students started at the same place, and a year later one is performing better than the other, what factors might explain that difference?”

Data Files

Helpful Resources

8. Postsecondary Enrollment and Remediation

What is college and career readiness?
College and career readiness means students can leave high school and enter a credit bearing course in a 2-year or 4-year college without taking a remedial course.

What do these data show?

  • Number of high school graduates enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities for public, private, in state and out of state
  • Enrollment rates by race/ethnicity and student groups such as low income, special education, etc.
  • Remediation rates for Math and English

Data Files (Presentation of these data in Tableau software are still under development. Format and display of the data may change, but the data are accurate as reported.)

Helpful Resources

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11. Graduation Rates

Data Files

Helpful Resources

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13. Discipline

What do these discipline data show?

  • How many students are suspended or expelled
  • Who is suspended or expelled (by race, sex, program, etc.)

What do the discipline behavior data show?

  • How many times students are suspended or expelled
  • How long are they removed
  • For which behaviors

Data Files

Helpful Resources

Video Tutorials

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14. Attendance

What is chronic absenteeism?
Chronic absenteeism is when a student misses 18 or more full days of school for any reason, excused or unexcused. This represents 10% of the school year, and can mean a student misses as few as 2 days of school per month. In Washington, 16% of all K-12 students are chronically absent. This amounts to about 174,000 students.

Why does attendance matter?
Chronic absenteeism has significant impacts on a student’s achievement, even in early grades. Students who are chronically absent are more likely to fall behind in reading and math, and are also more likely to not graduate from high school.

What do these data show?

  • How many students are chronically absent
  • Who is chronically absent (by race, sex, program, etc.)

Data Files:

Helpful Resources:

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