Early Release PD Day - 9-17-14
Evaluation Updates & STAR Assessments
TEACHER EVALUATION PROCESS
The swcrk wiki page (accessible from SC website, staff links, drop down menu) contains all documents related to our evaluation process.
STUDENT GROWTH GOALS
__________________students will demonstrate a student growth percentile (SGP) of 35 or higher based on the fall-spring STAR math scores.
The first STAR math test taken during the fall window and the last STAR math test taken during the spring window are the two tests used to calculate SGP. If a student arrives after the fall window has ended or leaves before the spring window begins, they will not be included. Also, for less than 1% of students nationally that have either an extremely low or extremely high pretest score, there will not be a SGP calculated.
Kindergarten teachers will use the STAR early literacy test as follows:
Kindergarten students will demonstrate a student growth percentile (SGP) of 35 or higher based on the fall-spring STAR early literacy scores.
The SGP measure allows us to know if a student is progressing as expected. For example, a student may be performing at a low level, yet experiencing high levels of growth. Conversely, a high-performing student could be stagnating. SGP is truly a measure of student growth as compared to millions of peers from across the country, giving an accurate and fair representation of just how well a student is growing.
35-65 student growth percentile is considered by most states to be benchmark for typical growth. We are setting our goal at the lower end of that range for the 2014-15 school year since we are new to the concept of using student growth percentile and we want our SMART goal to be ATTAINABLE.
As in the past, your goal is that ALL students achieve this level of growth (35th SGP or higher). Then the rating for the student growth is based on the rubric:
90% or more of students attaining the goal - highly effective
75-89% of students - effective
51-74% of students - minimally effective
50% or less of students - ineffective.
This document explains all about student growth percentile calculations within the STAR assessments.
These pretest instructions are for the adult giving the test, and include directions and visuals to be used with the students. It is important for the fidelity of the data that the test is always given in the same way, using these directions.