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Testing Eligible

All students are tested and all of their scores are included in the scores that are reported at the school, system, and state levels. Not all student scores count for School Progress.

  • All students enrolled for a full academic year in grades 3 through 8 count for School Progress at the school, system and state levels. This includes students with no or limited English proficiency, students with disabilities taking MSA or Alt-MSA, and students absent during testing who do not make up the test.
  • Students moving among schools in grades 3 through 8 in the same school system count for School Progress at the school system and state levels.
  • Students in grades 3 through 8 moving among school systems count for School Progress at the state level.
  • Students moving among states do not count for School Progress at any level.

If the minimum subgroup size (N) is not met then it is not checked for School Progress. For reading and math performance, N=5 students. For participation, N=30 students for schools with one grade tested, 60 for schools with two or more grades tested, and 60 for local school systems.