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LEA/District Launchpad

Interpreting the Data

The data in this report is color-coded so that patterns can be identified easily. The value-added colors have the same meaning here as on the value-added reports. For more information, see LEA/District Value-Added.

Growth Color IndicatorGrowth Index Compared to the Growth StandardInterpretation
Well Above

At least 2 standard errors above

Significant evidence that the group of students exceeded the growth standard

Above

Between 1 and 2 standard errors above

Moderate evidence that the group of students exceeded the growth standard

Meets

Between 1 standard error above and 1 standard error below

Evidence that the group of students met the growth standard

Below

Between 1 and 2 standard errors below

Moderate evidence that the group of students did not meet the growth standard.

Well Below

More than 2 standard errors below

Significant evidence that the group of students did not meet the growth standard

When a growth index falls exactly on the boundary between two colors, the higher growth color indicator is assigned.

The colors in the pie charts have the same meaning here as on the quintile diagnostic reports. For more information, see the Diagnostics section of Help.

Color Indicator

Growth Measure Compared to the Growth Standard

Interpretation

Light Blue

At least one standard error above

Moderate evidence that the group exceeded the growth standard.

Green

Between one standard error above and one standard error below

Evidence that the group met the growth standard.

Yellow

More than one standard error below

Moderate evidence that the group did not meet the growth standard.

White

N/A

The group did not have enough students to generate a growth measure.

As you consider the data, you'll want to note any patterns of growth that you observe. For example,

  • Are students in all grades, subjects, and Keystone content areas meeting or exceeding the growth standard?
  • Was there stronger growth in one subject area than in others? Did this pattern persist across multiple grades?
  • Was there stronger growth in one grade than in others? Did this pattern persist across multiple subjects?
  • Looking across grades and subjects, did some achievement groups consistently make more growth than others?

Examining these patterns can provide insight into the academic growth of groups of students for the school's instructional program. In addition, the growth patterns can highlight both strengths and areas for improvement.