Teacher’s Guide to Interpreting State-Provided Growth Scores in Grades 4-8 (2012-13)

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This guide provides an in-depth explanation of how New York State calculates student growth based on state tests for teachers of grades 4-8 in SY 2012-13 by comparing the current year scores of students with similar academic history and similar characteristics. The guide also offers an explanation of how New York State is able to calculate growth scores even with the change in state assessments in 2013 to measure the Common Core State Standards and different scale scores across years.

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