Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year report cards, South Dakota will incorporate academic growth as one of the three key indicators that make up the School Performance Index (SPI) at the elementary and middle school levels. This growth model is only for the purposes of the SPI; it will not be used to measure student growth for teacher evaluations.
Convening in the spring of 2013, the growth model work group has studied and made recommendations for a research-based growth model to be used as part of the state’s accountability system. After considering a number of models, the group selected Student Growth Percentiles as the most appropriate model to measure academic growth in South Dakota.
In the spring of 2015, the group met to make its final recommendations. Please see the below presentation for a detailed description on how Academic Growth SPI indicator points will be awarded.
Academic Growth Key Indicator Details
|Marcus Bevier||Scott Fossum||Matt Gill|
|Abby Javurek-Humig||Kim Kludt||Sara Kock|
|Kamal Kumar||Ann Larsen||Jennifer Martius|
|Melissa Mebius||April Moen||Becky Nelson|
|Cindy Niederbaumer||Tracy Noldner||Colleen O'Neil|
|Daniel Palmer||Gay Pickner||Lisa Plumb|
|Susan Smit||Darrell Stacey||Lennie Symes|
|Tim Thompson||Paul Turman||Diana Tyler|
|Wade Pogany||Laura Scheibe||Kim Carlson|
|Walli Tarzi||Sara Gross|