BHS Data Dashboard
Data Reflective of 2016-17 School Year
Bloomfield Hills Schools has created this dashboard to give a transparent snapshot of measurable components within the school system. This page shares a glimpse of our data for the former school year. You may access additional information by clicking on the links. Keep in mind that assessment is an ongoing process integral to instructional planning and the monitoring of academic progress. In addition to the data from the assessments included on this page, the educators in Bloomfield Hills Schools use a wide-range of tools and strategies to assess students, measure their progress, determine the effectiveness of our instruction, and to plan and implement future learning experiences for our students. We believe in enabling learners to become architects of their futures, building on a foundation of scholarship, citizenship, service and integrity.
- WRITING PATHWAYS
- READING RECOVERY
- IB INFORMATION
- AP INFORMATION
- ADDITIONAL DATA
- ASSESSMENT GOALS
- MI SCHOOL DATA LINK
The M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) replaced the MEAP (Michigan Educational Assessment Program) test in 2015. The M-STEP is administered online in grades 3-8 and 11 in the Spring. All students in grades 3 through 8 are required to take the Math and English Language Arts components. Currently, students in grades 4, 7, and 11 take the Science component. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 currently take the Social Studies components. The M-STEP tests measure proficiency of the Michigan State Standards which include the CCSS (Common Core State Standards). It contains questions designed to better reflect real world skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. For additional information provided by the Michigan Department of Education, please click on a link below.
State Law requires schools to administer a state summative assessment in ELA and mathematics to 9th and 10th grade students. Students in Grade 9 take the PSAT 8/9 and students in Grade 10 take the PSAT 10. PSAT is a Preliminary SAT Test.
Students in 11th Grade take The Michigan Merit Examination (MME). This is a general assessment and includes a free SAT with Essay college entrance exam. SAT is the nation’s most widely used college admission test and is aligned with Michigan’s academic standards. The SAT replaces the M-STEP ELA and mathematics assessment components.
Spring 2017 SAT & PSAT Results for BHH Students Compared to State Results
Bloomfield Hills School uses the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test, developed by NWEA (Northwest Educational Progress Assessment) to assess students in grades Kindergarten through 9th grade. These tests determine your child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Math, and Language Usage (Only Grades 2-9).
MAP tests are adaptive and students take the test on the computer. This means that the test changes based on the students answers. The test becomes more difficult the more questions your child answers correctly. MAP test results are reported in RIT Scores. RIT stands for Rasch UnIT and developed to simplify the interpretation of scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is used to compare the score to Norms.
How can we use NWEA Data?
- Families: You may discuss your own students' strengths and weaknesses with your teacher and how needs are being addressed in the classroom via curriculum.
- Student: You may create goals based on areas of strengths and weaknesses, with the help of your teacher.
- Teachers Used to inform instruction, identify intervention areas, formulate a variety of groupings in classes, use data as a component in creating class placements, and to measure student growth.
- School: NWEA data is used as an information piece during weekly BIT (Building Instructional Team) discussions to help guide decisions on interventions/support programs.
- Parent Toolkit provided by NWEA
DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) is administered individually to each child to determine the child’s reading capabilities. It is a tool used to identify a student’s reading level, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Once levels are identified, an instructor can use this information for instructional planning purposes and to identify appropriate books to read.
Lucy Calkins’ Writing Pathways performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions for grades K - 8. Writing Pathways was initiated in BHS during the 2016-2017 school year and is therefore still in the initial implementation phase.
"These assessment tools make progress in writing as transparent, concrete, and obtainable as possible and put ownership for this progress into the hands of learners, allowing students and teachers to work toward a very clear image of what good writing entails." —Lucy Calkins, Writing Pathways
The Writing Pathways assessment system helps students answer the questions, “How am I doing?” and, “What, exactly, can I do to improve?” with the support of their teacher.
The Writing Pathways assessments support a growth mindset, specifically toward learning to write. The focus is on teaching the writer not the writing. The writing pathways rubrics are broken down by writing components. Example
During the 2016-2017 School year, 60 First Grade students were supported through Reading Recovery. Developed by New Zealand educator Dr. Marie M. Clay, Reading Recovery® is a short-term early intervention for Students who have the lowest achievement in literacy learning in the first grade. Students meet individually with a specially trained teacher for 30 minutes each day for an average of 12-20 weeks. The goal is for Students to develop effective reading and writing strategies in order to work within an average range of classroom performance.
The key to the successful implementation of Reading Recovery resides in the training model. Three levels of professional staffing provide a stable training structure: university trainers who train and support teacher leaders; district- or site-level teacher leaders who train and support teachers; and school-based teachers who work with the hardest-to-teach Students.
2016 - 2017 Results
60 students enrolled in Reading Recovery lessons in Bloomfield Hills Schools in 2016-2017. A full intervention lasts a maximum of 20 weeks (fewer weeks if students reach average levels of reading and writing sooner). Not all students who were enrolled completed a full intervention. There were 56 students who received a complete intervention of 20 weeks or less:
- 50 (89%) reached average levels of reading and writing
- 6 (11%) made progress but not sufficient to reach average levels. They were recommended for more intensive intervention.
For more information, please contact:
LaTonya Darling-Cole, Teacher Leader
Bloomfield Hills High School (and the International Academy) are fully-authorized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme schools. The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year program in which students can earn an internationally recognized IB Diploma. This rigorous academic program prepares students for university life and encourages them to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other cultures.
2016-2017 IB Data
- There were 22 Students that earned the IB Diploma in 2017
HL (Higher Level) and SL (Standard Level) Exams
The IB awards the same number of points for HL and SL courses, reflecting the IB’s belief in the importance of achievement across a broad range of academic disciplines. The HL and SL differ in scope but are assessed against the same grade descriptors, with HL candidates expected to demonstrate the various elements of the grade descriptors across a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills.
BHHS Students completed 102 HL Exams in the following subjects:
- English (Literature)
- History Americas
- Visual Arts
BHHS students completed 86 SL Exams in the following subjects:
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- World Religion
- Math Studies
- Music GR Perf
- Visual Arts
Through the Advanced Placement program, students are able to experience the rigors of college-level studies while they still have the support of a high school environment. BHHS offers Advanced Placement courses in the following areas: Science, Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Visual Arts, World Language, and Social Studies.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams are taken through College Board.
In 2016-2017, 477 Bloomfield High School Students took a total of 874 Ap Exams.
The overall goal of assessing students is to create a coherent system of assessment tools, methodologies and data systems that provide information to the key decision-makers to improve educational outcomes for ALL students at each stage in the learning process.
It is important to remember that data shared with the community allows a snapshot. Educators are looking at student level data to make instructional decisions and drive learning. The most meaningful data for teachers are the daily formative assessments and the item level data for individual students. However, this data can not be shared with the community. For more information related to your student’s learning, please ask your child’s teacher.