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Guide to Interpreting State-Provided Growth Scores for Grades 4–8 in 2016–17 – Teachers

Overview:
This guide provides an explanation of how New York State calculates student growth based on state tests for teachers of grades 4-8 in school year 2016-17 by comparing the current year scores of students with similar academic history and similar characteristics.

Intended Audience:

  • Teachers with a growth score report
  • School administrators supervising teachers with growth score reports
  • General public