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Growth Models

Technical Overview
Evaluation of the US Education Growth Model Pilot
What the Federal Government Evaluation tells us about AYP Growth Models
Growth Fact Sheet

Examples and FAQs from Massachusetts Growth Model


Colorado Growth Model Resources:
Colorado Growth Model Tutorial
Colorado Growth Model

Video Resources:
Growth Model Video Part 1
Growth Model Video Part 2
Growth Model Video Part 3

This is a collection of introductions on the concepts and applications of the student growth percentile model (or the Colorado growth model). They are all 5-7 minute videos and are very easy to understand.

Part 1: An overview of the Colorado growth model - the general ideas and concepts
Part 2: Individual data - meanings and applications of student level growth data
Part 3: School and district data - meanings and applications of school / district level growth data
Part 4: What is the next step - How Colorado will use growth data to communicate with school / district administrators, teachers, parents and students

Controversy About Using Growth Data in Teacher and Principal Evaluations
US Department of Education Viewpoint and Requirements:
Teacher Evaluations
Measuring Teacher Effectiveness with Growth Models

An Example from Colorado
Problems with Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers



Research & Evaluation Team Director
Scott Smith

Questions about this page contact:
Lue Ann Snider
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