Understanding Student Growth
Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency has spent over a year creating extensive support documents and modules around understanding student growth for educator evaluation. They have a complete student growth guidance document and wheel of modules that are extensive in their knowledge base and support for educators who want to increase their awareness of student growth components.In addition to this, they also have an assessment inventory tool.
The Michigan Department of Education has created an entire set of worksheets and available tools for use by local school districts in their development of SLO's. "Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are measurable, long-term, academic goals, informed by available data, that a teacher or teacher team sets at the beginning of the year for all students." Schools might consider using this process as a measure of student growth in content areas not assessed by state summative assessments.The Michigan Department of Education has created an entire set of worksheets and available tools for use by local school districts in the calculation of their own SGP's."Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) represent one powerful way to quantify the learning of individual students over one or more years." These tools and calculator can help you explain and calculate SGP's for your staff.