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Assessments by Model

Growth Standard Methodology

This analytic model is used for subjects that are assessed in consecutive grades.

  • PSSA math and ELA in grades 4 through 8
  • Acadeince, aimsweb, DIBELS, EasyCBM, Exact Path, FastBridge, i-Ready, MAP, STAR
  • CDT Math, Reading, and Science in grades 4-8
Predictive Methodology

This analytic model is used for subjects that are not assessed in consecutive grades (in other words, when students move from one assessment type to another or when students take the assessment in different grades):

  • PSSA science in grades 4 and 8
  • Keystone Algebra I, biology, and literature
  • CDT Algebra I, CDT Biology, CDT English Language Arts grades 9, 10, and 11

Reference Group by Assessment

AssessmentReference Group
PSSA and Keystone AssessmentsState distribution
CDTPool of districts submitting CDTs in the given year
Acadeince, aimsweb, DIBELS, EasyCBM, Exact Path, FastBridge, i-Ready, MAP, STARNational Norms