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On Track Growth
Colorado educational accountability law, requires that a ‘Growth to Standard’ measure be developed for the statewide Math and English Language Arts assessments and included in the district and school performance frameworks. The Technical Advisory Panel for Longitudinal Growth (TAP) has worked to develop this new measure for the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) during 2018 and 2019.
The new ‘On Track’ measure will combine elements of both Achievement and Growth methodologies. Achievement results are a point in time snapshot of a student’s cumulative content knowledge and skill, as measured by state assessment scores and performance levels descriptors. Growth measures the change in assessment scores from one year to the next as normatively compared to a student’s Colorado academic peer group. On Track Growth is intended to show whether a student is currently making enough growth to reach a specified achievement target within a defined timeframe.
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