This summer, the EOC met with over 300 educators around the state to discuss the Added-Value Growth measure that will provide schools with specific, individual growth target scores focused on all students reaching grade-level proficiency.
The model, approved by the EOC in April 2022, is to provide the basis for the Student Progress indicator for elementary and middle schools, and it is set to be fully implemented as a school accountability measure by school year 2023-24.
The EOC is currently working with the SCDE and all state-approved benchmark assessment vendors to provide actionable data for schools to use during the school year before SC READY is administered to students.
Current growth models used for school accountability compare students to the average learning gains of similar students. The motivation for the Added-Value Growth measure was a desire to equip all students with a strong academic foundation in order to be college- and career-ready.
For a TOPline from the educator session describing the takeaways from the new model, click here. For a detailed paper describing the model, click here.
For additional information or if you have questions about the Added-Value Growth measure, contact Dr. Matt Lavery at email@example.com, or 803-734-6148.