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ACGR= Adjusted
Cohort Graduation Rate
The Graduation Rate in Nevada is called the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR). The ACGR is essentially the rate at which 9th graders graduate by the end of the 12th grade. Note - nd means the value is not determined due to insufficient size
Adequate yearly
progress (AYP)
AYP is a NCLB indicator of the school progress. Nevada AYP classifications are based on the percentage of the students tested (participation), the percentage of students who score at or above the proficient level on annual statewide tests (academic achievement), and another academic indicator (school attendance or graduation rate).
Adjusted Diploma Is the type of diploma awarded to special education students who have fulfilled all requirements outlined in their individualized education plan (IEP).
Adult Diploma Is the type of diploma which evidences the graduation from high school of a person who has met the requirements for gradution through an adult high school program or an alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school established by a aschool district.
Advanced Diploma Is awarded to students who complete requirements above and beyond what is required for a regular diploma.
AS= Approaches
Standards
One of the four achievement levels in which student inconsistently/incompletely applies skills/strategies and requires targeted remediation.
Assessment A test or method for measuring achievement.
Certificate of Attendance Is awarded to students who do not have the grades or other requirements (such as passing high school exit exams) needed for a diploma, but who have completed a set of number of classess or met sufficient attendance.
Charter School Independent public schools, responsible for their own governance and operation.
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Cohort Set of first time ninth graders in a particular school year.
Completion
Indicators
Students who receive a diploma or other high school credential.
Count day Count day is the fourth Friday of the school year on which each Nevada school district is required to conduct an annual official enrollment for the current school year.
Credit deficiency Not having enough credits to progress to the next grade or graduate.
CRT Criterion Referenced Test - tests given in grades 3,4,5, and 6 in reading and math, which measure all students according to a standard -not necessarily against other students.
Disaggregated data Data sorted by groups of students.
District Sponsored Charter School These are the charter schools which are sponsored by the Local School Boards.
Dropout Is an individual who left high school permanently during the four year cohort period or whose whereabouts are unknown.
ED= Emergent
/Developing
One of the four achievement levels in which student occasionally/does not apply skills/strategies and requires extensive remediation.
ELA English Language Learners (ELL) are students who have limited proficiency with the English language as measured by language assessment tools.
ELL Students who are English Language Learners.
Emergency
Credential
Allows a licensed teacher to teach without a proper endorsement in the subject area for which there is a shortage of teachers at a public school for up to two years.
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ES= Exceeds Standards One of the four achievement levels in which student comprehensively/consistently applies and generalizes skills/strategies in a variety of situations.
Expulsion Is the removal of a student from school for any of the reasons provided for in the school district regulations.
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FRL Students who receive Free or Reduced- Price Lunch (FRL) are students from households that qualify by income to receive free or reduced-price lunch at their school.
FTE Students qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch
Graduation Rate The rate at which 9th graders graduate by the end of the 12th grade. (number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class.)
H= High Poverty
School
Defined as being within the bottom quartile throughout the state of percentages of students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch
Highly Qualified Teacher Teacher who holds a minimum of a bachelor's degree, is licensed to teach in the State of Nevada, and have demonstrated competence in his/her teaching area. This is the term No Child Left Behind uses for a teacher who proves that he or she knows the subjects he or she is teaching, has a college degree, and is state-certified. No Child Left Behind requires that your child be taught by a Highly Qualified Teacher in core academic subjects.
HQSI High Quality Sheltered Instruction
HSPE High School Proficieny Exam - consists of the Math, Reading, Science and Writing tests which administered to students enrolled in Nevada public and state charter schools beginning in grade 10.
IEP Students on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) are those students who are receiving special education services.
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In$ite The Finance Analysis Model for Education is a financial software designed for schools and education agencies who need concise and easy-to-understand information on school district expenditures.
Instruction Funding Funding for instructional teachers, substitute teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, pupil-use technology, software, instructional materials, trips and supplies.
Instruction Support Funding Funding for guidance and counseling, libraries and media, extracurricular activities, student health services, curriculum development, staff development, sabbaticals, program management, therapists, psychologists, evaluators, personal attendants, and social workers.
L= Low Poverty
School
Defined as being within the top quartile throughout the state of percentages of students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch.
LEA Local Education Agency
Leadership Funding Funding for principals, assistant principals, administrative support, deputies, senior administrators, researchers, program evaluators, superintendentents, school board representatives, and legal staff.
LEP Students with Limited English Proficieny for whom English is a second language.
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MS= Meets Standards One of the four achievement levels in which student consistently applies skills/strategies without need for remediation.
NCLB No Child Left Behind; the federal law that authorizes funding and contains the current requirements for Title 1 and other federal educational programs.
NSHE Nevada System of Higher Education
Operations Funding Funding for transportation, food sevice, safety, building upkeep, utilities, building maintenance, data processing, and business operations.
Parent
Participation
The participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, consistent with the Federal Statue of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
RPDP/NELIP Regional Professional Development Programs/Nevada Early Literacy Intervention Program
SAIN System of Accountability Information for Nevada
SEA Refers to Nevada State Department of Education
Standard Diploma Is the type of diploma awarded to students in Nevada that is fully aligned with the State's academic content standards and does not include a GED credential, certificate of attendance, or any other alternative award.
State Assessments This refers to the tests developed by your state that your child will take every year in grades 3-8 and at least once in high school. Using these tests, the state will be able to compare schools to each other and know which ones need extra help to improve. Contact your child's school or school district to find out more details about your state's tests.
State Public Charter School These are the charter schools which are sponsored by State Board of Education.
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Student ADA Student Average Daily Attendance (ADA) is the percentage of the school enrollment in attendance on an "average school day" as of the 100th day of school.
Suspension Is the temporary removal of a student from school for any of the reasons outlined in the school district regulations.
Teacher ADA Teacher Average Daily Attendance (ADA) is the percentage of licensed educators who provide instruction to students in classrooms on an "average school day"
Teacher ADA Percentage of licensed educators who provide instruction to students in classrooms on an "average school day"
Teacher
Endorsement
A specific area of preparation within a general license that is issued by the Department.
Teacher Waiver Allows a licensed teacher to teach special education without a proper endorsement for up to three years.
TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Title I Title I is a section of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act that is aimed at helping low-income students who are at risk of failing in school. The money goes to school districts, which distribute it to individual schools based on their low-income enrollment. Those schools in Nevada who receive these funds are indicated as Title I on the school reports.
Transiency Rate Is the percentage of students who do not finish the school year at the same school they started.
Truancy Is an unapproved absence for one or more class periods or the equivalent of one or more class periods during a school day.
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