Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.

Indicator 1

Domain: "School-Level Factors"

Title: "Uniform Growth Goal in Reading of 78.5%."

Description: At Ogden Preparatory Academy, we use Acadience Reading to identify and track student reading and comprehension. Assessment is done at the beginning, middle and end of year to determine student learning needs and growth goals. Teachers and Teaching Assistants help students work toward their goals throughout the year. Additional progress monitoring takes place for students who are reading below benchmark to ensure they are improving. The Uniform Growth Goal (UGG) measures the degree to which students improve compared to their peers at a similar reading level over the course of one year. An UGG of 78.5% is high and represents the fact that most OPA students make progress equal to or greater than their peers at similar reading levels across the state.

Indicator 2

Domain: "School-Level Factors"

Title: "60% Mathematics targeted growth goal achievement."

Description: At Ogden Preparatory Academy, we use i-Ready to track student growth in Mathematics throughout the year. i-Ready received high ratings from the National Center on Intensive Intervention for use as an Academic Screening and Academic Progress Monitoring tool in Mathematics. In addition, i-Ready received a positive review and is included in The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook published by the Buros Center for Testing. All OPA students take a diagnostic assessment at the beginning, middle, and end of the year; these assessments identify a student’s grade level and specific areas of proficiency or need. Teachers then identify the learning needs of each student and goals are set. Students work within the i-Ready program as well as with teachers and teaching assistants to meet their growth goals. A targeted growth goal achievement of 60% means that most of OPA’s students are making progress at or above the expected levels based on their mathematics grade level and peers across the state; in many cases these gains represent multiple grade levels of growth over one school year.