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Explaining Student Growth Scores to Teachers and Principals 2016-17 Frequently Asked Questions

August 2017

Prepared for the New York State Education Department by Education Analytics, Inc. under contract C-012798

Introduction
In 2016-17, approximately 35,000 teachers in ELA/math in grades 4-8 and 3 principals (of buildings containing grades 4-8 as well as principals of buildings containing all of grades 9-12) received a State-provided growth rating and score. NYSED has provided a variety of materials to help districts and educators understand and use the State-provided growth scores. These materials can be found at the NYSED.gov State Growth Measures Toolkits page.

The following document was developed based upon inquiries made directly by stakeholders across the State[1]. This document is separated into three sections with subsections:

Teachers’ Frequently Asked Questions

  • Growth Score Calculations
  • Log-in and Access
  • Deadlines and Release Date

Principals’ Frequently Asked Questions

  • Specific Scores
  • Log-in and Access
  • Deadlines and Release Dates

Additional Resources on State-provided growth scores
If further questions arise, reach out to the email addresses below:

[1] Note: If there are any discrepancies between the information presented in this document and statute, regulations, or APPR Guidance, the language in the statute, regulations, or APPR Guidance must prevail.

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