By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

State releases student growth data for districts and schools;
Gwinnett 
student information is available via the Parent Portal

The Georgia Department of Education has launched an interactive web-based tool that it will use to share Georgia Student Growth Model data. Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) describe the amount of growth a student has demonstrated, relative to his or her academic peers (those with a similar achievement history).

The new web tool shares district- and school-level SGP results for the 2012-13 school year. In order to calculate the data, the state uses two years of prior test data. For example, the 5th grade English Language Arts growth score would be based on 3rd and 4th grade results. The information in the Georgia Student Growth Model tool can be viewed by test, subject/course, grade, and student subgroup.

Locally, GCPS has received from the state a Georgia Student Growth Model Report for every student that has an SGP in 2012-13. These reports are available to parents in the Parent Portal and can be accessed by any parent with a portal account. In addition to describing how much the student grew relative to academically-similar students, the report provides growth projections and targets for the next year, as well as an FAQ page.

Parents may access this information by logging into the Parent Portal, clicking on the “Test History” tab and selecting the “2013 Student Growth Report” under Assessment Reports. The Parent Portal provides parents access to key school information safely and securely, anytime from anyplace.

Parents who do not have a Parent Portal account but who wish to open one must complete the registration form which is available at their child’s school.