Monthly Archives: May 2013

Incorporating Student Growth Strengthens the Achievement Index, Outcomes for Students

The Washington State Board of Education is preparing to submit its revised Achievement Index to the federal government to replace Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as the state’s sole accountability framework. This is our opportunity to define our own goals and … Continue reading

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Adding Student Growth to the Achievement Index; Norm-referencing vs. Criteria-referenced benchmarks

As we continue to do outreach as a staff, we’ve heard a recent uptick in comments and concerns about the norm-referencing that occurs in the Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) methodology which is at the heart of the revised Index proposal.  … Continue reading

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