A Guide to Understanding and Selecting Measures of Growth for Smarter Balanced Members

Publication Date: 2016-05-22


This paper helps policymakers understand a number of characteristics of the array of existing student growth measures. It also aids assessment policymakers in selecting a growth measure by situating the decision within a theory of action to identify the intended uses and interpretations of a growth measure. Finally, it identifies additional characteristics of existing growth measures to help assessment policymakers understand the costs and benefits of selecting any particular growth model.



Joseph Martineau

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