Office of Accountability

Attachment 2

NYS Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics 2009–10 Cut Scores

 


Grade

ELA Cut Scores

Level II

Level III

Level IV

3

643

662

694

4

637

668

720

5

647

666

700

6

644

662

694

7

642

664

698

8

627

658

699

 

Grade

Mathematics Cut Scores

Level II

Level III

Level IV

3

661

684

707

4

636

676

707

5

640

674

702

6

640

674

699

7

639

670

694

8

639

673

702


Example of Calculation of 2010–11 Grades 3-8 ELA Safe Harbor Targets

The table below shows the 2009–10 scale score for each student in a school, the level that was assigned to the student to compute the school’s 2009–10 PI for 2009–10 AYP determinations based on 2008–09 time adjusted cut scores, and the level assigned to each student to compute the school’s 2009–10 PI used to determine 2010–11 Safe Harbor Targets.

Grade

Student

2009–10
Scale Score

Level Used to Compute 2009–10 PIs for 2009–10 AYP Determinations

Level Used to Compute 2009–10 PIs for 2010–11 Safe Harbor Targets

3

1

630

2

1

2

632

2

1

3

640

2

1

4

643

2

2

5

644

2

2

6

645

2

2

7

649

2

2

8

657

3

2

9

659

3

2

10

660

3

2

11

661

3

2

12

664

3

3

13

721

4

4

14

722

4

4

15

725

4

4

4

1

600

1

1

2

610

1

1

3

637

2

2

4

638

2

2

5

656

3

2

6

658

3

2

7

664

3

2

8

665

3

2

9

670

3

3

10

671

3

3

11

682

3

3

12

690

3

3

13

700

3

3

14

720

4

4

15

720

4

4

Performance
Index

156.7 = 157

120

The school had a PI of 157 for purposes of determining whether the school made AYP in 2009–10.  The school had a PI of 120 for purposes of determining 2010–11 Safe Harbor Target. The school’s 2010–11 Safe Harbor Target would be calculated as follows:

Safe Harbor Target = [(200 – 2009-10 PI based on new academic achievement standards) X 0.1] + 2009-10 PI based on new academic achievement standards

Safe Harbor Target = [(200 – 120) X 0.1] + 120 = 128

The school will be credited with making AYP for this group in 2010–11 if the group meets the 95 percent participation criterion, the group’s 2010–11 PI equals or exceeds the 2010–11 Safe Harbor Target (128), and the group qualifies for Safe Harbor using the third academic indicator.

For this group, for example, if the group’s participation rate exceeds 95 percent; its 2010–11 PI = 132; its Safe Harbor Target = 128; and it qualifies for Safe Harbor in science, the group would be given credit for making AYP in Grades 3-8 ELA.

 

Some of these scores are not actually possible and are for illustrative purposes only. 

Last Updated: September 8, 2010