Stan Jester has posted yet another couple of fact-filled blog posts full of interesting information.
The Georgia Department of Education released Student Growth Percentile (SGP) data yesterday. SGPs describe the amount of growth a student has demonstrated on the CRCTs relative to academically-similar students from across the state.
…SGPs are used as a measure of student progress in the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). SGPs are one of multiple measures used to provide an indication of teacher and leader effectiveness in the Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness Systems (TKES and LKES).
Use Stan’s links found at the post above to research your child’s school.
Then Stan posted information explaining SGP in detail.
SGPs describe the amount of growth a student has demonstrated relative to academically-similar students from across the state. Growth percentiles range from 1 to 99, with lower percentiles indicating lower academic growth and higher percentiles indicating higher academic growth. With SGPs, all students – regardless of their achievement level – have the opportunity to demonstrate all levels of growth.
Quick Explanation; Student Growth Percentile
Timmy scored a 750 on the CRCT in the 3rd grade last year and a 770 on the CRCT in the 4th grade this year. His Academic Peer Group is everybody that scored a 750 on the CRCT in the 3rd grade last year in Georgia. To find Timmy’s SGP, compare Timmy’s 4th grade score with the 4th grade score of everybody in Timmy’s Peer Group. Timmy’s SGP is determined by the percentage of peers he outscored on the 4th grade math test.
Read more about SGPs and enjoy Stan’s pull down menu to research your own school’s SGP here >> DeKalb Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
Ty Tagami at the AJC also wrote about the lackluster results in DeKalb on the new Student Growth Percentile (SGP) data used in Georgia to rank student progress.
County schools posted average performances based on Georgia’s new “student growth model,” which measures how much students learn in a year compared with peers across the state.
The results are derived from year-to-year performance on Georgia’s Criterion Referenced Competency Tests and End of Course Tests and are for the 2012-13 school year. Change in a student’s test performance is compared against that of peers who had similar scores in the prior year.
DeKalb’s Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers lived up to its name in fourth- and fifth-grade math and in fifth-grade reading, with a 100 percent pass rate on the CRCT. However, when compared to peers across Georgia, students at the school registered modest growth: 35 percent in fourth-grade math, 43 percent in fifth-grade math and 46 percent in fifth-grade reading. The median growth percentage gives parents a new way to assess the performance of their school, says the Georgia Department of Education.
Ty includes a link to the state DOE’s website so that you can check out your child’s school’s results. His article also includes the AJC video explaining the ‘Timmy’ story referenced in Stan’s post. It’s very helpful.