Over the last six years, Bassett has documented the effects of changes to the methods of computing Louisiana's school performance scores and commented on the use of growth measures in school and principal evaluations. (Links to SPS articles: 2012,2013 predictions, 2013,2016 history) This analysis reviews the latest changes in the school rating system.
"Top Growth" avg. rates: ELA Math
There is a corresponding but opposite effect for students who decline over two years. A student who declines slowly but steadily can earn fewer points than one who drops precipitously then rebounds, even if the total decline of the latter is greater.