Setting a Growth Target

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Four growth target models are available to select from when establishing Student Growth Target Values.

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  • • The Individualized Growth Target model bases student growth on the pre-assessment score. Students are expected to demonstrate achievement growth by a certain percentage over the course of the year. Minimum and maximum values are established and students’ post-assessment score should fall within those values to indicate that the expected growth has been achieved.
    • The Half to 100 Growth Target model determines growth by a common formula; however, each student has a different growth target based on his or her pre-assessment score. With this model, students are expected to cut their own achievement gap between 50% and 65% over the course of the year. Minimum and maximum values are established and students’ post-assessment score should fall within those values to indicate that the expected growth has been achieved.
    • The Proficiency/Mastery Growth Target allows educators to establish a common, static growth target for all students. Students are expected to demonstrate achievement growth to a predetermined proficiency or mastery level over the course of the year. Minimum and maximum values are established and students’ post-assessment score should fall within those values to indicate that the expected growth has been achieved.
    • The Tiered Growth Target creates growth targets for students that are tiered based on the pre-assessment score. The model divides students into categories where they must reach the greater of the two targets. Minimum and maximum values are established and students’ post-assessment score should fall within those values to indicate that the expected growth has been achieved.