Indiana’s Growth Model has set a national standard for measuring the academic progress students make during a school year. This powerful interactive tool gives parents new levels of information on the academic achievement of their students. By measuring improvement as well as proficiency, the model ensures there is a constant focus on driving results for all students. For the first time ever, teachers receive credit for driving growth in the classroom, regardless of whether a student simply passes or fails a test.
So how does the Indiana Growth Model work? The model measures a student’s academic growth in relationship to students with similar academic histories—as well as the student’s progress toward proficiency standards. Thus, ISTEP+ scores are used in a new way to provide a deeper and user-friendly look at student achievement.