In a new resource, the Data Quality Campaign explores the different ways that states have committed to measuring student growth under ESSA. Every state except two—California and Kansas—has committed to including student growth in their accountability systems, but according to the DQC brief:
The growth measures states have chosen for their accountability systems are not created equal.
Because states have selected a variety of different indicators for growth, along with different methods for calculating and interpreting data, “every state’s approach to measuring student growth for accountability is ultimately different.” To assist with encouraging stakeholders to understand their state’s growth measure and data, DQC provides: Explore the full resource here. Interested in connecting with other advocates engaging in accountability systems work? Reach out." />