Purpose of Indicator
To determine how students are growing or improving academically in English Language Arts and Math and how the lowest performing 20% of students in a school are growing academically.
What This Means
It measures how students in each school actually making progress in Reading, Writing, and Math, regardless of where they started.
What makes up the indicator that leads to a Rating
The results of a value-added system that measures the academic gains of students on English Language Arts and Math, comparing them to their peers
Something To Think About
Look at a school’s Student Progress Rating in relation to its Academic Achievement Rating. If the Student Progress Rating is high but the Academic
Achievement Rating is low, the school is doing a good job growing students but students are not, on average, meeting state standards at a high rate.
Ex: The best schools have high Academic Achievement and High Student Progress.
Key Message: If you heard nothing else, hear this:
#1: The economic status of students in a school does not hold students back from growing as learners. Schools serving high poverty populations have and can make incredible progress.