Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
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Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) complement the MCAS year-by-year test scores. They measure change in achievement over time rather than grade-level achievement results in any one year. Growth scores are available for schools, districts, and students taking the standard MCAS test in grades 4-8 and 10 in English language arts and mathematics.
Access school and district growth results
Letter to Educators Explaining the Growth Model
MCAS Student Growth Percentiles Tutorial Series. Narrated tutorials explaining the basics of student growth percentiles.
- Tutorial 1 - The Basics of the Growth Model
- Tutorial 2 - Understanding Growth on the MCAS Parent Report
- Tutorial 2 - Spanish Version
- Tutorial 2 - Portuguese Version
- Tutorial 2 - Haitian Creole Version
- Tutorial 2 - Chinese Version
- Tutorial 2 - Vietnamese Version
MCAS Student Growth Percentiles:
Interpretive Guide is designed for educators and other interested stakeholders who would like to understand the Massachusetts growth model.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visual Explanation of Academic Peers
Presenting the growth model to a constituent group? Use the Growth Model PowerPoint
MCAS Student Growth Percentiles: 2009 State Report
Lessons from the Growth Model Pilot (Spring 2009)
Technical paper: "Growth, Standards, and Accountability"
Growth Reports on the Education Data Warehouse
District administrators also have access to growth data in the Education Data Warehouse by way of the Security Portal
Quick Start Guide: Accessing Growth Reports in the Education Data Warehouse
Data Warehouse Growth Tutorial 1 - Introduction to Growth
Data Warehouse Growth Tutorial 2 - Scatter Plots
Data Warehouse Growth Tutorial 3 - Stacked Bar Charts
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about accessing or interpreting growth results.