NCLB Growth Model: General Approach

  • If a student scores proficient or above (Level 3/4) in the current year, include that student’s results in the Performance Index as is done under the present status model.

  • Use growth to check whether students who did not yet score proficient (Level 2) have grown enough that it is likely they will become proficient within a designated amount of time.

  • For purposes of calculating the Performance Index, give schools and districts “full credit” for any student who either scores proficient or above or who is deemed to be on track for proficiency.