What is Student Growth Percentile?

Achievement indicates whether performance is below, above, or on par with grade-level expectations.

Growth explains the kind of progress the student is making over time. Student Growth Percentile is a method of characterizing and measuring growth used in Star 360 assessments.

Achievement indicates whether performance is below, above, or on par with grade-level expectations.

Growth explains the kind of progress the student is making over time. Student Growth Percentile is a method of characterizing and measuring growth used in Star 360 assessments.

What does Student Growth Percentile do?

Student Growth Percentile provides context to understand how a student has grown by comparing their growth with their academic peers' growth.

These peers include students in the same grade, or those who started with a similar scaled score and history of performance.

On the Growth Proficiency Chart, teachers can compare individual students’ growth and achievement with peers.

What does Student Growth Percentile do?

Student Growth Percentile provides context to understand how a student has grown by comparing their growth with their academic peers' growth.

These peers include students in the same grade, or those who started with a similar scaled score and history of performance.

On the Growth Proficiency Chart, teachers can compare individual students’ growth and achievement with peers.

How is Student Growth Percentile determined?

 

Student Growth Percentile (SGP) is determined by first calculating growth between current test scores and up to two previous scores, then comparing that calculation to the growth of academic peers.

Each time a student completes a Star assessment, an SGP is generated. Many districts adhere to similar testing windows in fall, winter, and spring.

 

How is Student Growth Percentile determined?

Student Growth Percentile (SGP) is determined by first calculating growth between current test scores and up to two previous scores, then comparing that calculation to the growth of academic peers.

Each time a student completes a Star assessment, an SGP is generated. Many districts adhere to similar testing windows in fall, winter, and spring.

"Administrators were excited to see how Student Growth Percentiles can help them monitor student growth across all classrooms for the entire school!"

Sheila Gerrish

LAP COORDINATOR AT MARYSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 25 - MARYSVILLE, WA

Here’s how 28 states use SGP to define typical student growth:

Here’s how 28 states use SGP to define typical student growth:

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