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Interpreting the Data
The data in this report is color-coded so that patterns can be identified easily. The value-added colors have the same meaning here as on the value-added reports. For more information, see School Value-Added.
|Color||Growth Index Compared to Expected Growth||Interpretation|
At least 2 standard errors above
Significant evidence that the school's students made more growth than expected.
Between 2 standard errors above and 2 standard errors below
Evidence that the school's students made growth as expected.
More than 2 standard errors below
Significant evidence that the school's students made less growth than expected.
The colors in the pie charts have the same meaning here as on the diagnostic reports. For more information, see the Diagnostics section of Help.
Growth Measure Compared to Expected Growth
At least one standard error above
Moderate evidence that the group made more growth than expected.
Between one standard error above and one standard error below
Evidence that the group made growth as expected.
More than one standard error below
Moderate evidence that the group made less growth than exptected.
The group did not have enough students to generate a growth measure.
As you consider the data, you'll want to note any patterns of growth that you observe. For example,
- Are students in all grades, subjects, and courses meeting or exceeding expected growth?
- Was there stronger growth in one subject area than in others? Did this pattern persist across multiple grades?
- Was there stronger growth in one grade than in others? Did this pattern persist across multiple subjects?
- Looking across grades and subjects, did some achievement groups consistently make more growth than others?
Examining these patterns can provide insight into the overall effectiveness of the School's instructional program. In addition, the growth patterns can highlight both strengths and areas for improvement.