The Similar Schools Reports take you beyond national comparisons to see how your students are growing compared to other students in similar schools.
Comparisons to similar schools and studentsThe Similar Schools Reports compare student growth at your school to other schools and districts that are similarly situated. For example, if your school is a wealthy suburban school (or a high poverty urban school, or a moderately well-off rural school, etc), we can compare your students' growth to that at other wealthy suburban schools. The Similar Schools Reports provide a "virtual group" matched to each of your students based on key demographic and achievement attributes. This allows you to get an apples-to-apples comparison.
The Similar Schools Reports also provide you with important insights into student testing conditions. You’ll receive indicators of when growth results may be questionable based on inadequate or inconsistent time spent on the test—as well as other data indicators. If desired, you can factor out flagged results to give your district the most accurate, actionable information about your students’ growth.
Student testing conditions
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