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ERIC Number: ED536605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Flags: Using Local Norms to Highlight Needy Students and Exceptional Teachers. Research Brief. Volume 0803
Froman, Terry; Brown, Shelly
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
References to FCAT results dominate the appraisal of students, schools, and districts. Yet, with all these reports of scores and grades it is not easy to spot extraordinary performance. It is the purpose of this paper to introduce Performance Flags--a new look to FCAT statistics that can help Miami-Dade district in the simple and speedy detection of exceptional achievement at a school, grade, or classroom level. These Performance Flags, an outgrowth of Local Norms, are color-coded to readily differentiate the extraordinary from the ordinary. They are founded on comparisons within the school district and display both absolute and relative standing among students, classrooms, and schools. They can be applied at various levels, compared easily to discover trends, and can hopefully contribute substantively to program evaluation, policy making and improvement planning.
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test