2019 Accountability Scaling Resources

In order to align letter grades and scores used in the A–F academic accountability system to the common conception of letter grades, raw domain and component scores are adjusted, or “scaled.”

Performance Reporting has developed a scaling tool to assist with the conversion of raw domain and component scores to scaled scores. Please note, the graduation rate component does not use the scaling process. This component is scaled using a conversion table provided in the scaling tool.

The methodology and formulas for scaling domains and components are provided in Chapter 5 of the 2019 Accountability Manual. Additional details on the scaling methodology are available in Appendix I. Additionally, the impact of COVID-19 has varied greatly among districts and campuses, and the scaling set in 2018 may not appropriately account for variations in future outcomes. 

Accountability Ratings Scaled Score Conversion Tool 

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