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2001-02 ABC PROGRAM INFORMATION

GUIDANCE FOR USING GROWTH AND EOC PREDICTION FORMULAS MAY 2002


End-of-Grade (EOG)

Appropriate Use:

  • calculate an approximate growth expectation for a school average

Use with Caution:

  • to calculate approximate growth expectations for typical individual students or heterogeneous classes of students that are representative of an entire school

Inappropriate Use:

  • make placement decisions about students based on their potential impact on the ABCs
  • calculate approximate growth expectations for student(s) with extreme (high or low) pretest scores


End-of-Course (EOG)

Appropriate Use:

  • calculate approximate growth expectations for high schools based on school wide averages
  • calculate approximate target growth score at the school level for the ABCs

Inappropriate Use:

  • make placement decisions about students based on their potential impact on the ABCs
  • calculate approximate growth expectations for individual students
  • calculate approximate growth projections for small homogeneous groups of students
  • calculate approximate growth expectations for a school based on data from the first block in a school with 4X4 Block scheduling


Other Sources of Information

  1. Accountability Briefs (for statewide average growth expectations)
    • Setting Annual Growth Standards (EOG)
    • The EOC Prediction Formulas

  2. ABC Tools Accountability Report from the prior year (for a specific school)

  3. More specific information about student scores can be obtained by using the Historical Audit Report rather than the Growth Projections utility.