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ERIC Number: EJ965883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Growth Index: A Powerful Tool for School Improvement
Wiseman, Perry; Thomas, Kimberly
Leadership, v40 n3 p18-21 Jan-Feb 2011
This article outlines a formula called Growth Index (GI), which is designed to measure student growth within all proficiency levels year after year, and track classroom or schoolwide growth. This growth should be considered as one of several dimensions that constitute principal and teacher effectiveness. Unlike Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the GI formula treats all proficiency levels as identical and rewards continued growth at the highest level. Before examining the formula in depth, the authors take a closer look at the current system of accountability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001