The English Learner Student Growth report shows changes in English learner student scores over time for students who have taken two or more consecutive WIDA ACCESS for ELLs assessments in Michigan, reported by testing location.
The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as ELs.
Scores for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing pertain to a student’s ability to understand and communicate in English as defined by Michigan’s English language development standards.
The report is updated in the fall. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
The majority of Michigan’s English Learners (ELs) were able to finish the Spring 2020 WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test prior to the closure of schools due to COVID-19. However, this assessment data will not be publicly reported because it does not represent a complete picture of ELs performance on the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs assessment. Despite this, educators do have access to their district reports and student level data through WIDA AMS and the OEAA Secure Site.
Use the Location and Report Settings to select a location, school year, grade and report category. Data can also be filtered by categories such as race/ethnicity, gender, economically disadvantaged, migrant, and students with disabilities.
Data view options include student count and percent.
The numerical value for the Mean Student Growth Percentile is displayed in the upper right of each graph.
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
These options can be customized in the Edit Report screen.
Locations Setting options: Statewide, ISD, District and School
Users with secure access who are logged in can see unsuppressed numbers for the entities for which they have been specifically authorized.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information collects student location and demographics information from public schools and intermediate school districts via the Michigan Student Data System. For more information on the MSDS application and reporting rules, please see the MSDS Collection Details Manual on the CEPI website.
The Michigan Department of Education Office of Assessment and Accountability, which sets policies for WIDA ACCESS for ELLs administration, provided the test data.
MDE uses Student Growth Percentile to calculate student growth. SGP groups academic peers with a similar score history in a given subject and compares their performance on the most recent test. Academic peers are Michigan public school students enrolled in the same grade with similar prior academic achievement. In other words, they are students who had the same (or similar) scores on prior WIDA ACCESS for ELLs assessments.
Students in each academic peer group are then ordered based on their score on the current year’s test. Each student receives a percentile rank between 1 and 99, compared to their academic peers. Higher SGPs represent greater learning relative to academic peers. For example, an SGP of 75 shows growth greater than or equal to 75% of the students with the same score history.
Student Growth is represented in two formats:
- Mean SGP
- Distribution of students into one of three growth categories:
- Above Average Growth (70th – 99th percentile)
- Average Growth (30th– 69th percentile)
- Below Average Growth (1st – 29thpercentile).
Due to the nature of percentiles, the statewide distribution for all students for student growth will always remain within the designated percentages for the three growth categories. When results are looked at by various categories including race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, etc., the distribution will change based upon how these students’ growth compares to all students.
For more information on SGPs, please go to MDE’s SGP site.
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To protect the privacy of individual students, CEPI applies data suppression rules to sensitive data when report settings would yield fewer than 10 students in a given group. Complementary groups may also be suppressed. In some cases, values less than 10 may be shown when there is no risk of identifying individual students. Secure users can log in to view unsuppressed data for their authorized location. Please see How CEPI Protects Education Data for more information.
See the glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.
Comprehension: A weighted composite score combining Listening (30%) and Reading (70%).
Literacy: A weighted composite score combining Reading (50%) and Writing (50%).
Oral Language: A weighted composite score combining Listening (50%) and Speaking (50%)
Overall: A combination of all four language domains (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing).
Mean SGP = Total of All SGP / Total number of students
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