Student Growth Percentiles 101

Using Relative Ranks in Student Test Scores to Help Measure Teaching Effectiveness

by Christopher Joseph Doss

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The author defines student growth percentiles (SGPs) and discusses how they are used to rank student test-score growth compared with peers and to produce a score for a teacher.

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