Use growth data to:
- Make fair comparisons across subjects, grades, courses, and years
- Find areas of strength and areas that need improvement
The table below gives general information about the growth columns and links to more in-depth information.
|Column Name||Glossary Definition||Where to Find More Information|
|Growth Index||An indicator of the certainty that the group of students met, exceeded, or fell short of expected growth.||Understanding the Growth Index|
|Effect Size||An indicator of magnitude and practical significance that the group of students met, exceeded, or fell short of expected growth.||Understanding Effect Size|
A conservative estimate of the growth that students made, on average, in a grade and subject or course.
|Growth Measures And Standard Errors|
|Standard Error||Growth is reported as an estimate and its interpretation is dependent upon the amount of error or variation in the estimate. This error or variation is expressed in terms of the standard error. This is represented as solid (1 standard error) and dotted (2 standard errors) whisker lines.||Growth Measures And Standard Errors|