The Progress component looks closely at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances.
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
Students’ state tests are examined through a series of calculations to produce a “value-added” rating for your district or school for each of the four groups listed above.
A group that has made more progress than expected earns the district or school an A or B grade. Expected growth by a student group gives the district or school a C grade. A student group that has made less progress than expected results in a D or F grade for the district or school.
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