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SPI Indicator: Gap Reduction

Gap Reduction represents a decrease in the difference between the highest-achieving subgroup and the lowest-achieving subgroup by content area.

The Gap Indicator represents the difference between the highest and lowest performing subgroups within the following measured areas:

  • Mathematics Proficiency (Mathematics MSA, Algebra/Data Analysis HSA)
  • English/Language Arts Proficiency (Reading MSA, English HSA)
  • Science Proficiency (Science MSA, Biology HSA)
  • Five-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate
  • Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Dropout Rate