SDE: 2014 A–F Report Card Technical Manual now available

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Dear Superintendents, Principals, and District Test Coordinators,

The 2014 A–F Report Card Technical Manual is now available on the State Department of Education’s website ( The purpose of this manual is to describe in detail the specifics of how each component of the report card is calculated. Some of the significant changes from the 2013 Report Card Guide include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A table of contents, introductory section, and glossary were added.
  • A description of eligibility requirements was added.
  • Fifth-Grade Social Studies and Eighth-Grade U.S. History are no longer pilot exams.
  • Beginning in 2013-2014, OMAAP exams are only available to second-time EOI testers who previously took an OMAAP. Therefore, OMAAP exams are no longer used in the A-F Report Card, and there is no longer a 2 percent OMAAP cap.
  • Rules surrounding virtual education providers are clarified.
  • The section on how middle school students who take EOIs are used in the Student Performance Component was revised.
  • How exams are paired for the Student Growth components has been clarified.
  • Calculation of the Bottom 25 Percent Growth sub-component has been clarified.
  • Additional details for bonus point calculations have been added.

Please note that the targeted audience for this manual are school and district administrators who wish to know exactly how the report card is generated and might wish to have the ability to replicate the report card themselves. An A – F Report Card guide that is targeted for educators, parents, and other stakeholders is currently in development and is expected to be released shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to direct any questions to the Office of Accountability and Assessment at (405) 521-3341.