Using Information: Data to Drive Decisions
Additional School Indicators
What you are looking at
You can see the number or percentage for each indicator at the school, district, and state levels.
What you are looking for
You are looking to get a sense of what the school feels like to its inhabitants – its tensions, its stability, its cooperative attitude, its safety, etc.
Indicator measures and definitions
SALT Survey teacher response rate: the percentage of the total number of eligible teachers in this school who responded to the 2005 SALT Survey
SALT Survey student response rate: the percentage of the total number of students in this school who responded to the 2005 SALT Survey
SALT Survey parent response rate: the percentage of students in the school whose parents responded to the 2005 SALT Survey.
Dropout Rate (high-school reports only): the percentage of students who dropped out of the 2004 graduating class from the time that class entered the high school
Stability: This indicator shows the proportion of the total student enrollment who stayed in the school throughout the school year. The rate is calculated as: The number of students who are members of a school for 170 days or more / The total number of students enrolled in the school during the year.
Mobility: This indicator shows the rate of student turnover, or the percentage of students who moved into or out of the school during the school year. It is calculated as: The total number of students entering or leaving a school between October 1st and June 1st / The average daily membership in the school during the school year.
Please note: The stability and mobility indicators measure different phenomena and are not inverses of one another. The mobility index measures the rate of flow through the nonstable portion of the student body. Together, the two indicators describe the degree of turnover in the school and its potential effect on the classroom environment.
Suspensions: the number of students who have been temporarily dismissed from school, received an in-school suspension or sent to an alternative placement, reported as a percentage of the number of students in the school. More detail about suspensions is provided under “Ensuring Safe and Supportive Environments” in the school reports.