NCEO Policy Directions: Using Growth for Accountability - Considerations for Students with Disabilities (#21)View other issues of NCEO Policy Directions
A report providing considerations and recommendations on growth models for students with disabilities. The academic progress of students is an important indicator of educational success. For school accountability systems, using a growth model to report on a student's academic growth can be viewed as an addition to or a replacement for a status model. Status models compare the performance of a cohort of students in a grade one year with the performance of another cohort of students in the same grade the preceding year. Growth models typically track the achievement of individual students from year to year.