Setting Growth Expectations

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Level Administrators

Growth expectations are set using Student Growth Percentile (SGP); it indicates the minimum rate of growth expected for students to achieve. Each of the Star programs can have its own growth expectation set, but the same expectation applies to all Star classes for that program throughout the district.

If growth expectations are set, they will appear on the Growth Report, along with the percentage of students who are meeting expectations and which students are performing below expectations.

You can set growth expectations for the current school year and future school years; they cannot be set when working in a previous school year.

  1. On the Home page, select one of the Star programs, and click Set Growth Expectations.

  2. On the Set Growth Expectations page, check the Enable box for each of the Star programs that you want to set a growth expectation for.

  3. After checking the Enable box for a Star program, use the Growth Expectation drop-down list in the row for that program to choose the growth expectation you want students using that product to reach. The chosen value can be from 5 SGP to 70 SGP, in 5-percentile increments.
  4. When you are finished setting growth expectations, click Save .

For recommendations about SGP values to set, see "Typical" Growth Defined by States.