This paper was written in response to claims made in Sireci et al’s 2016 critique of SGPs. It presents evidence and rationale to support appropriate use and interpretation.
This paper helps policymakers understand a number of characteristics of the array of existing student growth measures.
This paper highlights technical, practical, and policy considerations for using growth percentiles during the assessment transition (generally 2014 to 2015) period to support state accountability effo…
The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA) and the Center for Assessment Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) developed this report to help districts in Colorado unde…
Professor Bruce D. Baker recently published a critique of The Colorado Growth Model and its use of Student Growth Percentiles in his School Finance 101 blog (Take Your SGP and VAMit, Damn it!).
This presentation from the 2010 CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment reviews four key lessons learned about growth to date, and discusses three key areas that will make growth data more use…
Over the last decade, large scale annual testing has provided states with unprecedented access to longitudinal student data.
This paper situates current growth-to-standard approaches within a larger domain of statistical models including those based solely upon achievement as well as more traditional growth models.
The presentation summarizes two empirical studies applying multiple growth models to common state data.
This paper, prepared for the Massachusetts Department of Education, describes three conceptions of student growth and examines the appropriateness of vertical scales and vertically-moderated standards…
There are multiple ways to implement common design decisions for a growth model consistent with the underlying principles of NCLB.
This paper outlines the process by which Alaska established the Value Table it is proposing for its school performance incentive program and provides some initial summary results.
A paper presented at a symposium during the 2006 NCME Annual Conference that outlines the process of using Value Tables for a statewide accountability system.
This workshop, associated with the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) 2006 meeting in San Francisco, was designed to familiarize participants with the types of growth models that coul…
A presentation, given at the 2005 MARCES Conference on Longitudinal Modeling of Student Achievement, that outlines issues associated with using Value Tables as part of an accountability system.
Slides of a paper presenting introductory concepts of value tables, presented at the CCSSO Large Scale Assessment Conference in San Antonio, June, 2005.
An explanation of the process used to generate a value table recommended for use in measuring growth in Alaska.
This presentation, from the Center’s 2004 RILS conference, addresses design issues for using student growth data for school accountability.