Student Engagement is a measure of Chronic Absenteeism and Climate Survey Participation. Research shows that attendance matters and that chronic absenteeism places students at risk of failure. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 percent, or more, of school days for any reason, including excused, unexcused or disciplinary absences. Students who are absent due to school-sponsored activities are not considered absent for the purposes of this calculation.
Schools can earn 2 bonus points by reaching 75% student participation in the district-wide survey. Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, schools are expected to reach 75% student participation in the district-wide survey. Starting with the 2018-2019 NSPF, this measure has been removed.
Middle schools are also measured on the percentage of students with an Academic Learning Plan. Academic learning plans are stored digitally in the District’s student information system. Nevada state law requires that all middle and high school students have an academic learning plan.
Another measure for middle schools is Grade 8 Matriculation to High School, which measures the percentage of Grade 8 students who have earned the required credits to matriculate to high school (NAC 389.445).
High schools are also measured on the percentage of Grade 9 students who are credit sufficient at the end of their first year in high school. A student is credit sufficient if they completed 5 or more credits during their first year in high school.