SED’s Interim Growth Model Design Principles

  • The model shall be based upon measuring whether students are proficient or on track towards proficiency within a prescribed time period.

  • Model shall use an “open architecture.” All calculations should be transparent.

  • The interim growth model shall be a stage in a process leading, by 2010-11, to the development of an enhanced system that includes a value-added model.

  • The NCLB model should be combined with a State model that includes consequences and/or incentives for promoting growth for all students, while placing no school or district at risk of failing to make AYP, if it would make AYP under the current status model.