Advocacy Update – 8.17.22 Brief Explanation of Representation Index 

While we wait for ODE to release the new report card, it might be good for gifted advocates to familiarize themselves with the changes to the gifted performance indicator. We have had a number of questions about the calculation of the gifted identification and service element of the indicator – particularly regarding the use of the representation index (RI) in the calculation of points for underrepresented student subgroups. The following link offers a brief explanation of the representation index and how it is used in the new gifted performance indicator:

Gifted advocates may also want to read the Fall 2022 Advocacy Corner which provides an overview of the changes of all the elements of the gifted performance indicator and the role it plays in the reformed report card. The link to that file is: