Accountability Data

Boulder Prep is an alternative education campus and follows an accountability framework approved by the Boulder Valley School District and the Colorado Department of Education. CSAP data is not used, because there are not enough students who participate. The four categories for evaluation are:

  1. Student Academic Achievement
  2. Student Growth
  3. Post-Secondary Readiness
  4. Student Engagement

Part 1: Student Academic Achievement

Boulder Prep uses a combination of WRAT IV, ACT and PLAN data to determine student academic achievement. All 9th and 10th graders take the PLAN in the spring while the Juniors take the Colorado ACT. Seniors can take the National ACT in the fall, winter or spring depending on their graduation and post-secondary plans.

  1. % of students achieving their assigned grade by Spring on WRAT. (68 students were identified as having less than 100 credits. 41 students had WRAT tests. 27 waived from testing based on academic history/course completion demonstrating proficiency.)
    1. Reading: 33/41 = 80%
    2. Math: 30/41 = 73%
  2. % of students scoring 15 or higher on the PLAN (35 eligible, 29 complete 1 partial)
Sub-Test % based on completed tests % based on eligible (Non-Takers = 5)
English 15/30 = 50% 15/35 = 42.9%
Math 18/29 = 62.1% 18/35 = 51.4%
Reading 17/30 = 56.7% 17/35 = 48.6%
Science 23/29 = 79.3% 23/35 = 65.7%
Composite 18/29 = 62.1% 18/35 = 51.4%

Part 2: Student Academic Growth

WRAT 4 Growth Data: For students below grade level, WRAT scores are use to measure growth.

  1. % of students making 1.0 grade level improvement between fall and spring testing of the WRAT. (Based only on students in remedial courses.)
    1. Comprehension: 8/11 = 72.7%
    2. Math: 15/15 = 100%

ACT/PLAN Growth Data: For students performing at or above high school level proficiency, the PLAN combined with the ACT are used to measure academic progress. We began administering the PLAN in 2010 to freshmen and sophomores.Depending on when a student started at Boulder Prep, either the PLAN or the Junior ACT is used as a baseline measurement and subsequent tests are used to show improvement.

  1. % of students making 1 point or more gain from ACT to ACT (Number of total eligible is based on students that are seniors with over 100 credits, not having reached benchmark on a prior year test, that were attending in Block 4 and had a prior year score on file.)
Sub-Test % based on completed tests % based on eligible (Non-Taker: 6 Seniors*)
English 17/25 = 68% 17/31=54.9%
Math 9/25 = 36% 9/31=29.0%
Reading 20/25 = 80% 20/31=64.5%
Science 19/25 = 76% 19/31=61.3%
Composite 19/25 = 76% 19/31=61.3%

* One student refused to test based on Post-Secondary plan for automotive school which does not require an ACT score.

  1. % of students making 2.4 point or more gain from PLAN to ACT. (Number of total eligible is based on students who were eligible to take the Junior ACT that also had a PLAN score on file from the previous year.)
Sub-Test % based on completed tests % based on eligible Juniors with prior year PLAN
English 2/7 = 28.6% 2/8=25%
Math 3/7 = 42.9% 3/8=37.5%
Reading 2/7 = 28.6% 2/8=25%
Science 2/7 = 28.6% 2/8=25%
Composite 2/7 = 28.6% 2/8=25%

Part 3: Post Secondary Readiness

Seniors must be accepted to a post-secondary institution as a condition of graduation. All graduates over the last 17 years were accepted to college.

LONGITUDINAL DATA
Class Of: BPHS # of Grads % Accepted to College % Enrolled in Post-Secondary
2013  19  100%  68%
2012  19  100%  42%
2011  25  100%  80%
2010 23 100% 73%
2009 22 100% 64%
2008 19 100% 72%
2007 17 100% 76%

The ACT is used to determine whether students have met their college readiness benchmarks. Boulder Prep graduates have consistently been at or near the national average for college readiness.

GRADUATE ACT DATA
Class of: # of BPHS Grads BPHS Grad. ACT Avg. State ACT Avg. Low High % over 20 on ACT
2013  19 18.7  20.7 14 23 37%
2012  19  18.3  20.7 14 26 39%
2011  25  20.32  20.7  14 29 56%
2010 22 21.0 20.6 16 28 68%
2009 22 19.3 20.8 14 25 55%
2008 19 20.0 20.5 16 28 50%
2007 17 20.1 20.4 14 27 47%

Part 4: Student Engagement

Many of the students at Boulder Prep have struggled in their previous school settings. We can measure engagement by calculating average daily attendance and through a self report from students on changes in their school attendance since enrolling at Boulder Prep. The average daily attendance in 2012/2013 was 74%, and 80% of students reported having improved attendance since enrolling at Boulder Prep. Staff and students use the data from the climate survey to assess strengths and areas for improvement.

CLIMATE SURVEY DATA
BPHS BVSD
2013 2012 2013 2012
1. I feel positive about my school. 76% 79% 70% 69%
2. At school, I get the academic help I need. 85% 90% 78% 77%
3. At school, I get the help I need on non-academic issues. 82% 82% 51% 49%
4. I feel respected by my teachers. 86% 79% 72% 70%
5. Classes at this school provide a solid foundation for my future. 92% 85% 69% 66%