Calculation of the Grade Inflation Rate and Remediation Rate
Remediation Rate is calculating using ACT scores of the graduating class for each year. Remediation rate is calculated by taking the number of students scoring below 19 in math or English divided by the number of students with ACT scores. The ACT scores used for these calculations represent the highest score achieved by the student from within a three year period including the senior year. NORMES uses this highest score for each ACT subtest from any ACT score report for a student in the calculation of the school and district rates. School and district personnel can check these data by downloading ACT data sets from the ED.STATS portal or EGuide.
Grade inflation has been redefined by state law to reflect the use of End of Course Exam grades in place of the ACT scores. Please reference Arkansas Annotated Code 6.15.421 for details. Grades were supplied by ADE for Algebra and Geometry EOC courses. The number of students with a B grade or higher are included in grade inflation for your school or district. The number of students who were not proficient on the EOC yet received a B grade or higher is divided by the number of students with a B grade or higher. This is multiplied by 100 to get the Grade Inflation Rate. The rate represents the percent of students with a B grade or higher that did not receive a proficient or higher score on the EOC. Grades data are available for school and district personnel to check the grade inflation rates on the ED.STATS portal and in EGuide.