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Human Capital Retention Dashboard

Understanding the Report

Understanding the Legend

You might already be familiar with the colors used as growth indicators on Teacher Value-Added reports. Growth Indicators represent how strong the evidence is that a teacher's students exceeded, met, or fell short of expected growth. On a Teacher Value-Added report, a growth measure less than negative 2 is red, a growth measure between 2 and negative 2 is green, and a growth measure that is 2 or greater is blue.

The Human Capital Retention Dashboard uses five colors to divide the same teacher growth measures into five growth indicators. On this report, blue and red mean the same thing as on Teacher Value-Added reports, but the green segment is broken into three colors and levels. Light green indicates a growth measure between negative 2 and negative 1, or Level 2. Green indicates a growth measure between negative 1 and 1, or Level 3. Light blue indicates a growth measure between 1 and 2, or Level 4.

Terms Used in the Report

Received the selected reports in the previous year only: Teachers who have value-added measures for the selected subject and grade at this school in the year before the selected reporting year, but not the most recent year. This does not always mean that a teacher left employment at that building; just that they did not receive a value-added report in this grade and subject in the most recent year.

Received the selected reports in both the previous year and the most recent year: Teachers who have value-added measures for the selected subject and grade at this school in both the previous year and the most recent year of reporting that you selected.

Received the selected reports in the most recent year only: Teachers who have value-added measures for the selected subject and grade at this school in the most recent year of reporting that you selected but not the previous year. This could mean that a teacher was newly hired or transferred from within the school to teach this grade and subject.

Understanding the Chart

Center of the Chart

The chart has up to three sections based on the year that you selected: teachers who received a report in the grade/subject in the previous year only, teachers who received a report in the grade/subject in both years, and teachers who received a report in the grade/subject in the most recent year only. If no teachers fit into one of these categories, that section of the report is not displayed.

The colors indicate the teachers' Growth indicators. In this example, 17% of the teachers who received the selected reports in 2018 only in the selected school, test/subject, and grade were in the dark blue range. This range indicates that there is significant evidence that students in these teachers' classes exceeded growth.

School Pillar

The school pillar appears to the left of the chart. It shows the percentages of teachers who received reports in the selected years for the selected school, test/subject, and grade. The school pillar does not show teacher performance data, and the segments in the pillar are not intended to be equal in height to the sections in the chart. Rather, they represent the percentage of teachers in each section.

In this example, 16 teachers received Value-Added reports for this test/subject and grade at this school in the most recent and previous school years combined.

Of these 16, three teachers (19%) did not receive Value-Added reports for this test/subject and grade at this school in the most recent school year.

Click on the number of teachers in the pillar to see the Human Capital Teacher List for teachers in the selected years.

Understanding the Table

The table contains the same data displayed in the chart and pillars.