Nevada School Performance Framework.

Information from CCSD and the State of Nevada about school achievement and accountability.

The Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF) is an annual summary of school performance developed by Nevada stakeholders. The NSPF meets State and Federal policy requirements and provides each school level with a unique rating system. The NSPF is a compensatory accountability system made up of a series of Performance Indicators and Measures. This means that low performance in one indicator/measure can be made up for by high performance in another. Performance Indicators are broad general categories within the framework, while Measures are the building blocks of a Performance Indicator. Anchored on statewide performance expectations, schools earn points based on their performance on each Measure. These points are added together to produce an overall summative rating, or a Star Rating.

School performance ratings can be found through the Nevada Report Card website.

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Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI)

What is a CSI school?

Schools identified as in need of school improvement.

How are schools identified?

(1) The lowest performing five percent of schools based on an adjusted Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF) index score, (2) All one-star schools on the Rising Stars List, and (3) High schools with a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate below 67 percent.

Why is NVLA a CSI school?

CSI schools were first designated in the 2017-2018 school year using graduation rates from the Class of 2016. The graduation rate for NVLA for the class of 2016 was 59.28% and NVLA was identified as a Rising Star School.

Our Graduation rate is now over 83%. Why are we still a CSI school?

CSI schools remain as part of a cohort for a three-year improvement process period. The 2020-21 school year is our final year in the cohort.

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September 26, 2020

Rising Start School Status

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The purpose of this letter is to notify you that NVLA High School is designated as a CSI school for the 2020-21 school year.  CSI schools are schools on the state’s Rising Stars Schools List.  The State identified NVLA in the first cohort of Rising Stars Schools under Nevada’s ESSA Plan in 2017.  Rising Stars Schools remain a part of a cohort for three years, with the goal of achieving at least a 3-Star rating by the end of its third cohort year.  NVLA has met this goal a year early by earning a 3-star rating for the 2018-19 school year. 

How did we get here:  The State uses results from its school rating system, the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF), to identify CSI schools. Schools with a graduation rate below 67% are identified as CSI.  NVLA became a CSI school in 2017 because the graduation rate for our Class of 2016 was 59.28%. 

Where are we going: The graduation rate for the Class of 2019 was 93%.   While the NV Department of Education will not finalize the official graduation rate for the class of 2020 until later this semester, the preliminary data indicates that the graduation rate will be at or above 93%.

Learn More: For more information about the progress being made at NVLA, please review the NVLA School Performance Plan on our website. The school’s NSPF report is available on the Nevada Department of Education’s Report Card portal.  You can also review the presentation given at the SOT meeting on September 18.  Please contact us for more information.  

Get Involved: Lastly, parent and family engagement is critical to your child’s success. You are welcome and encouraged to become involved in the academic progress of NVLA.  SOT meetings are monthly and all parents are welcome to attend.  Check the calendar on our website for dates.


Andrea Connolly