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ERIC Number: ED565709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 69
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Massachusetts Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS). "Technical Descriptions of Risk Model Development": Early and Late Elementary Age Groupings (Grades 1-6)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) created the grades 1-12 Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) in response to district interest in the Early Warning Indicator Index (EWII) that the Department previously created for rising grade 9 students. Districts shared that the EWII data were helpful, but also requested early indicator data at earlier grade levels and throughout high school. The new EWIS builds on the strengths and lessons learned from the EWII to provide early indicator data for grades 1-12. To develop the early elementary risk model, which is presented in this report, a multilevel modeling framework was used to control the clustering of students within schools and obtain correct robust standard errors. To develop the late elementary, middle and high school risk models, we used a logistic regression modeling framework. The model allows users to identify students who are at risk of missing key educational benchmarks (a.k.a. outcome variables) within the first through twelfth grade educational trajectory. The outcome variables by which students risk is tested took into consideration the degree to which the outcome variable is age and developmentally appropriate (e.g., achieving a score that is proficient or higher on the third grade English Language Arts in Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System). Descriptive Statistics for Indicators by Increased Risk Level (Final Model), First Grade are appended.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 800-439-2370; Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
IES Cited: ED552306