Progress Component

The Progress component looks closely at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances.


Description

Not all children start at the same place with their learning, but every student should learn and grow throughout the school year. Progress looks closely at the growth all students are making based on their past state test performances. All tests are used to measure growth in grades 4-8. At the high school level, only English language arts and math tests are used.

There are four measures within the component:

  • Progress for all students in the school;
  • Progress for gifted students;
  • Progress for students with disabilities; and
  • Progress for students whose academic performance is in the lowest 20 percent of students statewide

Technical Fact

Students’ state tests are examined through a series of calculations to produce a “value-added” rating for your school or district for each of the four groups listed above.

A group that has made more than expected growth earns the school or district an A or B grade. Expected growth by a student group gives the school or district a C grade. A student group that has made less than expected growth results in a D or F grade for the school or district.

Progress Component: All Students 55%25 Gifted Students 15%25 Students with Disabilities 15%25 Students whose academic performance is in the lowest 20%25 of Students Statewide


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Last Modified: 9/10/2018 5:51:40 PM