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Academic Key Performance Indicators, 2020 Report

The  Counci of the Great City Schools' Board of Directors authorized the development of Operations Key Performance Indicators in 2002 and the Academic Key Performance Indicators in the 2014. Several teams of educators from Council member districts crafted a list of desired indicators for operations areas including business services, finance, human resources, and technology and academic areas including general core instruction, special education, and English language learners. The refined set of Academic Key Performance Indicators are designed to measure the progress among the Council’s membership toward improving the academic outcomes for students and include the following:

  • Ninth grade algebra completion
  • Ninth graders failing one or more core courses
  • Ninth graders with a GPA of B or better
  • Number of high school students enrolled in advanced placement
  • AP exam scores of 3 or higher
  • Number of high school students enrolled in AP-equivalent courses
  • Four-year high school graduation rate
  • Five-year high school graduation rate
  • Percent of students with 20 days or more absent from school
  • Instructional days per student missed per year due to suspension
  • Percent of students identified as needing special education
  • Percent of students placed in each general education setting by percent of time

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