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Brookwood High School

Data Inventory
Carrie Settles
Data Source

Content Area

Dates of
Collection
Multiple

Students
Assessed
Mostly 11th,
some 12th

Accessibility

Current Data Use

More Effective Use

Admin passes it
down.

Rank overview by total score
in State. Averages in critical
reading/Math/writing/total
for school, Brookwood,
Gwinnett, GA, Nation.
Subgroup break-down by test.
Super scores by the class.
Total # in top 10%-top 50%.
Annual Trends in # testers
and subtest scores. We use
the data in the trends to look
for areas of weakness, this is
why we started incorporating
a “word of the day” to
enhance our student’s
vocabulary usage.
Yearly comparison of
English/Math/Reading/Scienc
e/Composite
Writing subtest score. Yearly
comparison of composite
score by race/ethnicity.
Comparison of School,
County, State, and Nation.
Trends in 9th grade scores, %
of test takers, # of test takers

Well, we do a good job as
it is separating the data by
subject area and looking
for areas of weakness.
However, as with a lot of
our tests we could do
better with verifying
causes. The incorporation
of a “vocabulary word of
the day” by itself is simply
a rote memorization
technique and without the
critical thinking component
to a vocab word, it is very
low-level learning.

SAT

ALL but topics
are Reading,
writing &
math

ACT

All

Multiple

Mostly 11th,
some 12th

Admin

PSAT

All

October

9th, 10th,
11th

Admin

Data conversations in our
PLC’s with regards to how
they are doing (we barely
look at this data as a
collaborative group.)

Share data with cluster to
look for areas of weakness,

GATEWAY

10th grade SS

March

10th graders

Admin passes
to the 10th
grade teachers.

GATEWAY

10th grade
Science

March

10th graders

Admin passes
the score to the
10th grade
teachers.

Performance of 1st time test
takers: # of testers, Mean
scale score, % does not meet,
% meets standard, % exceeds,
& % pass. Subgroup
breakdowns in the previous
areas. And subgroup trends in
the breakdowns since 2012.
Rank in county overview since
2008
Performance of 1st time test
takers: # of testers, Mean
scale score, % does not meet,
% meets standard, % exceeds,
& % pass. Subgroup
breakdowns in the previous
areas. And subgroup trends in
the breakdowns since 2012.
Rank in County overview
since 2008.

especially at trends in 9th
grade data.
Performance on content
strands by subgroup

The scores need to be
shared with the 9th grade
teachers. They are the
ones who taught the
biology content, so it
would be most useful for
them to see the
breakdown. Information
needs to be shared with
the vertical team.
Information on the content
strands by subgroups so
we can look at trends from
year to year. The problem
however, is that this test
actually changes topics.
from year to year. Also,
we spent a great deal of
money training teachers

GHSGT

EOCT

writing

Biology

March

11th graders

Admin

May

9th graders

Admin, EOCT
teachers

1st time test takers mean
scale score: % pass, % meets,
% exceeds yearly comparison
since 2007. Domain rating
weights with a scale 1-5.
Subgroup details:#, %pass,
%meets, 5exceeds.
Comparison of % passing of
grade 11 first time test takers
with the county and state.
Summary of grade 11 regular
program first time test takers.
Rank overview by mean score
in county and state since
2008.
Rankings by state, county in #
tested and % exceeds, &
mean score. Yearly
comparison of all students
tested. Content Area

how to teach students
Document based writing. I
would love this test which
is biology content, to be
chemistry content since
that is what all the
students have just finished
taking when they are given
this test. We are doing
something wrong, the
scores went down.
Look more at student work
and student writing
samples from middle
school through high school.

We do not break down
how our students do by
type of question, more
than just an item analysis
needs to be done.

Summary by Domain (mean %
correct) summary of school,
county, RESA, STATE.
Subgroup breakdown of #
tested, mean score, % pass, %
meets, % exceeds.
EOCT

9th Lit & Comp

May

9th

Admin, EOCT
teachers

Rankings by state, county in # Analyzing student work at
tested and % exceeds, &
the
mean score. Yearly
comparison of all students
tested. Content Area
Summary by Domain (mean %
correct) summary of school,
county, RESA, STATE.
Subgroup breakdown of #
tested, mean score, % pass, %
meets, % exceeds.

EOCT

Algebra

May

9th/10th

Admin, EOCT
teachers

Rankings by state, county in # Data broken down at the
tested and % exceeds, &
math vertical team for
mean score. Yearly
more collaboration.
comparison of all students
tested. Content Area
Summary by Domain (mean %
correct) summary of school,
county, RESA, STATE.
Subgroup breakdown of #
tested, mean score, % pass, %
meets, % exceeds.

Dec & May
(1 semester
class)

9th/10th

Admin, EOCT
teachers

Rankings by state, county in #
tested and % exceeds, &
Admin, EOCT teachers mean
score. Yearly comparison of
all students tested. Content
Area Summary by Domain
(mean % correct) summary of
school, county, RESA, STATE.
Subgroup breakdown of #
tested, mean score, % pass, %
meets, % exceeds.

11th Amer Lit

May

11th

Admin, EOCT
teachers

Rankings by state, county in # More cross-curricular
tested and % exceeds, &
collaboration.
mean score. Yearly
comparison of all students
tested. Content Area
Summary by Domain (mean %
correct) summary of school,
county, RESA, STATE.
Subgroup breakdown of #
tested, mean score, % pass, %
meets, % exceeds.

U.S. History

May

10th/11th

Admin, EOCT
teachers

Rankings by state, county in # Also, more cross-curricular
tested and % exceeds, &
collaboration.
mean score. Yearly
comparison of all students
tested. Content Area
Summary by Domain (mean %
correct) summary of school,

EOCT

Geometry
(Dec)
(May)

EOCT

EOCT

Data broken down at the
math vertical team for
more collaboration.

county, RESA, STATE.
Subgroup breakdown of #
tested, mean score, % pass, %
meets, % exceeds.
EOCT

AP Exam

SPG pretest

Economics

Multiple

(Dec)
(May)

12th grade
only

Admin, EOCT
teachers

Rankings by state, county in # More student work
tested and % exceeds, &
present to analyze.
mean score. Yearly
comparison of all students
tested. Content Area
Summary by Domain (mean %
correct) summary of school,
county, RESA, STATE.
Subgroup breakdown of #
tested, mean score, % pass, %
meets, % exceeds.

May

Students
who choose
to take the
class and
choose if
they are
going to
take the
test in their

Admin,
collegeboard.co
m website,
teachers have
class code to
retrieve scores
of individual
test takers.

Score %’s, % 3 and higher
(passing),
# of exams taken,
# of students taking AP
exams, # of AP exams taken
by ethnicity & mean score. #
of
AP exams taken by Free &
Reduced & mean score. # and
mean score by gender. Rank
in GCPS for total exams, %3 &
higher, & # of students.
Documented only

Admin,
teachers

More information about
items missed by subgroup.
We need to look at the
equity in the students
taking AP courses since
these classes are voluntary.

See areas of strength and
weakness before the

SPG postest

Admin,
teachers

DDA’s interim Semester 1

Bio, chem,
physics

Admin,
teachers

DDA’s interim Bio, chem,
physics

Semester 2

Admin,
teachers

ACCESS

February

Reading
Writing
(language
fluency)

9th grade failure rate

ESOL
students

ESOL teacher
gets it first,
then it goes on
the data profile
on-line for each
student.

course begins
Document % improvement to Since this is done so late in
ensure teachers have met the the year, there is not a lot
tier in their RBES goals
of time spent on the
strands that were weak.
This should be done before
the beginning of the next
school year so there can be
remedies for solutions to
those areas of weakness.
Look at standards with areas
Look at those questions
of weakness by the instructor. and results more by subgroups.
Look at standards with areas
Look at those questions
of weakness by the instructor. and results more by subgroups.
Reading and writing level of
Learning styles vary by
non-native English speakers.
culture, so this needs to be
We use the data to determine addressed for the teachers
the best kinds of supports for teaching thse student
these students and what kind
of strategies need to be used
to teach them the content
and the English language at
the same time

Other Student-Level Information
What other student-level information does your school collect?
Free-Reduced Lunch (low SES)

9th grade by subject fail rate
10-R’s (10 graders who are
repeating a 9th grade class)
SLDS-we can see students
past performance on
standardized tests that relate
to you what you are currently
teaching

Ethnicities
Behavior-referrals
Clinic visits

Data Wish List
Are there any other types of assessment data you would like to see your school collect and use to improve instruction?
I would like teachers to break down their unit test
Student performance and trends on their writing samples throughout the years since
data not just by “most missed”, but also by submany of our tests are moving to document based and long passages (even in science.)
groups. This way they could better understand if
So more examples of student work in addition to the aggregated, disaggregated,
there are cultural biases to their questions.
strand, & item data listed above.

****I received this document from our AP in charge of testing at our
school, it lists the date ranges and their administrative window for all high
schools in Gwinnett County.
Dated: 5/14/2015

Gwinnett County Public Schools
2015-16 Test Administration Calendar
High School
Information on this calendar is subject to change based on information from the GaDOE.
*65% Cut-Off Date - Students enrolled before this date must be administered the SPG for the course.

Assessment Name Assessment
Dates/Windows Specific Dates & Makeups
Dated: 5/14/2015

Gwinnett County Public Schools
2015-16 Test Administration Calendar
High School
SPG Pre-Assessments for HS Block ½ Credit
Courses (PRHS and Phoenix) 1/6/16-1/20/16 *65% = 1/28/2016
SPG Pre-Assessments for 2nd Semester
Courses
1/6/16-1/20/16 *65% = 2/22/2016
GAA - Winter Retest (Option #3) (HS Only) 1/11/16-3/25/16
Georgia Milestones EOC Mid-Month 1/19/16 - 1/29/16
ACCESS for ELLs 1/19/16-3/4/16
NAEP - selected schools only 1/25/16-3/4/16
Science - 1/26
Social Studies - 1/27
Georgia Milestones EOC Mid-Month 2/16/16-2/26/16
Intervention 2/22-2/25
Test - 2/26
Intervention 2/29-3/3
Test - 3/4
SPG Post-Assessments for HS Block ½
Credit Courses (PRHS and Phoenix) 2/29/16-3/10/16
Georgia Milestones EOC Mid-Month 3/7/16-3/18/16
SPG Pre-Assessments for HS Block ½ Credit
Courses (PRHS and Phoenix) 3/14/16-3/25/16 *65% = 3/31/2016
Science - 3/28
Science - Make-up - 3/29
Social Studies 3/30
Make-up - Social Studies - 3/31
Georgia Milestones (Main)
End of Course (EOC) 5/2/16-5/20/16
HS Gateway Alternate Social Studies 2/29/16-3/4/16
HS Gateway - Main Administration 3/28/16-3/31/16
HS Gateway Retests 1/26/16-1/27/16
HS Gateway Alternate Science 2/22/16-2/26/16
Information on this calendar is subject to change based on information from the GaDOE.
*65% Cut-Off Date - Students enrolled before this date must be administered the SPG for the course.

Assessment Name Assessment
Dates/Windows Specific Dates & Makeups

Dated: 5/14/2015

Gwinnett County Public Schools
2015-16 Test Administration Calendar
High School
SPG Post-Assessments for Yearlong Courses 5/2/16-5/25/16
SPG Post-Assessments for HS Block ½
Credit Courses (PRHS and Phoenix) 5/9/16-5/25/16
SPG Post-Assessments for 2nd Semester
Courses
5/9/16-5/25/16
AP Exams TBD
Information on this calendar is subject to change based on information from the GaDOE.
*65% Cut-Off Date - Students enrolled before this date must be administered the SPG for the course.