Schools and their governing organizations can use the "Expected Gain Formula" when they do not make performance targets for one or more years in the areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science, History/Government, and/or Writing.
When a school decides to use the Expected Gain Formula the school is required to:
1. Develop and/or refine their Integrated Improvement Plan
2. Submit the Integrated Improvement Plan to KSDE
3. Participate in a "Peer Review"
The Integrated Plan is good for two years and the school must reapply after two years. In order to meet the Expected Gain Formula, schools must:
1. Demonstrate that every student group not meeting performance targets has increased the percentage of students meeting the target the following year,
2. Meet the Expected Gain in the all students group
A school is eligible to use the Expected Gain formula if it:
• Does not meet the QPA performance target(s) for one year (On Watch), is accredited on improvement, is conditionally accredited, or is not accredited due to not making performance targets and
• Submits their Integrated Improvement Plan to the Kansas State Department of Education after participation in a peer review of their Integrated Improvement Plan.
• The use of the Expected Gain Formula is optional for eligible schools.
The Expected Gain Formula applies to:
• Accredited school and has no impact on Title I Improvement status for No Child Left Behind.
• Schools that are held accountable to Title I regulations are encouraged to consider using Expected Gain Formula