Student Growth Measures for Teachers

Half of each teacher's evaluation comes from how much their students learn over the course of the year. Student growth measures are a method for determining how much academic progress students are making by measuring growth between two points in time.

The challenge for measuring student growth is that not all teachers can use the same assessment. For the purpose of teacher and principal evaluations, there are three ways to measure student growth.

Types of Student Growth Measures

  1. Value-Added
    If available, teachers must include Value-Added data in the student growth measure.  If allowed by law, the local education agency may also use local student growth measures. 
  2. Approved Vendor Assessments
    If Value-Added data is not available, districts or schools can use other assessments provided by national testing vendors and approved for use in Ohio.
  3. Locally Determined Measures
    For subjects where traditional assessments are not an option (such as art or music) districts or schools should establish a process to create locally determined measures, including student learning objectives, to measure student progress.
    Types of locally determined measures include:



The electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) is the required accountability system for conducting and documenting educator evaluations and calculating ratings. Click here for more information.


More Questions?

Student Growth Measure and Alignment Specialists




Rice, Chad


Muskingum Valley

Robinson, Mark


Mahoning County

Huber, Donna



Ealy, Apryl


Auglaize County

Wagoner, Katrina


Hamilton County


Last Modified: 6/4/2014 4:20:38 PM