What growth reports can I create and how are they calculated?
As a District Administrator, you can view growth reports for students at your institution. You can use growth reports to measure student growth from one current year benchmark assessment to another based on an expected growth goal. You can also generate a growth projection report utilizing a single benchmark.
Growth reports use a sliding scale formula to calculate growth.
- To access Growth Reports, your Mastery Connect account must be configured with a SIS integration.
- Growth reports are a district-level feature.
A growth report measures student achievement over the course of a school year by comparing one benchmark assessment score with a second. Mastery Connect uses a sliding scale calculation to determine student growth from one benchmark to the second.
As a district admin, you can select any two benchmark assessments from which to measure growth. You can also specify a growth goal. The growth goal is the percentage of improvement you expect to see from the first to the second benchmark. Growth goals are applied to student scores using a sliding scale. This means that students do not have to meet a specified score. Rather, their score should show improvement from the first benchmark to the second.
Growth reports automatically compare the first and second benchmark scores, and Mastery Connect calculates whether individual students met the growth goal. Mastery Connect also calculates the average actual growth between the first and second benchmark scores.
Learn more about creating a growth report.
Note: In a growth report, the calculated percentage for students that met growth only displays for students who have completed both benchmarks.
Adding a Growth Goal
You specify a growth goal when configuring a growth report. Growth goals identify the desired increase in students' scores from one assessment result to the next. Growth goals are stated as a percentage.
Growth Projection Reports
When you create a growth report, if students have already taken the first of two benchmarks, you can generate a growth projection report. Growth projection reports determine the score a student would need on the second benchmark assessment to meet a growth goal. Once generated, you can export and view the data as a CSV file.
Learn more about generating a growth projection report.
Generating a Growth Projection Report
You can generate a growth projection report when configuring a growth report. The option to create a projection report displays after you add the first benchmark assessment but before you add the second benchmark.
Sliding Scale Calculation
The sliding scale formula for a growth goal is as follows:
x+(1-x)*y=n (x=first benchmark score; y=expected growth goal; n=growth achievement score)
For example, if a student scores 60% on their first benchmark and the growth goal is set at 35%, the formula would look like this:
0.6+(1-0.6)*0.35 which simplifies to 0.6+(0.4)*0.35 which simplifies to 0.6+ 0.14=0.74
Using this example:
- In a Growth Report, if the student scored 74% or higher on the second benchmark they meet the growth goal.
- In a Growth Projection Report, the report CSV will indicate that the student must score at or above a 74% on the second benchmark to meet the growth goal.