SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 NICOLE SKALSKY, PH.D. ASSESSMENT FACILITATOR Colorado Growth Model Overview.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 NICOLE SKALSKY, PH.D. ASSESSMENT FACILITATOR SKALSNR@D11.ORG Colorado Growth Model Overview

You should… See this as an introduction to the Growth Model. Absorb what you can today. Know that this is not an easy model to understand. Walk away with a basic understanding of the growth model at the student and school level and the vocabulary associated with each.

Questions Answered by the Colorado Growth Model What is? How much growth did a student make in one year? What should be? How much growth is enough to reach proficient (or advanced)? What could be? How much growth has been made by student with a similar score history?

How Good is Good Enough? All students at least proficient by the time they graduate The Colorado Growth Model tells us:  Whether individual students are making progress toward that goal,  What percentage of students are making adequate growth in a school, and  Information about school quality.

Video: Introduction to the Growth Model http://www.schoolview.org/media/Introduction/Gr owthModelIntro.asp http://www.schoolview.org/media/Introduction/Gr owthModelIntro.asp

Growth Model Reports Growth reported at three levels : Student – individual by content area School – by grade, by content area District – by schools, grade, and content area

Individual Student Growth Basis for the Colorado Growth Model Focuses on growth rather than percent proficient and advanced Gives us a different way to look at student achievement Looks at reading, math and writing growth over time

Individual Student Growth Percentiles High Growth at or above 66 th percentile Typical Growth at or between the 36 th and 65 th percentile Low Growth up to and including 35 th percentile A student growth percentile of 60 indicates the student grew as well or better than 60 percent of her academic peers.

How much is enough growth? Colorado has defined the following terms to help clarify how much is enough growth:  Catch-Up Growth  Keep-Up Growth  Move-Up Growth  Adequate Growth

Food for Thought: What can our school’s data begin to tell us about changes in student achievement over time?

Colorado Growth Model is part of how Colorado Springs School District 11is accredited!

Questions Regarding the Colorado Growth Model?

District 11 Writing

District 11 Math

District-Level Questions... How does student growth differ across schools in the district? Do any of our higher achievement schools have lower growth? Do any of our lower achievement schools have higher growth? Are there some schools that perform better (growth and/or achievement) in Reading than in Math (or vice- versa)? Did a particular group of students demonstrate unusually high (or low) growth and/or achievement across the district?