# Percentage of projected growth met

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Introduction
How is the percentage of projected growth met calculated?

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The percentage of projected growth met is the sum of the observed growth value for all students in the class divided by the sum of the projected growth value for all students in the class. Any students who are missing either projected growth or observed growth are not included in this calculation. This value is available on the Achievement Status and Growth report.

## What does the percentage mean?

This percentage shows the proportion of the overall RIT growth projections achieved by the group of students. 100% indicates that, as a group, the students' growth was equal to the growth projection. This can be considered an average performance.

## How is it calculated?

For example, if the total of all the growth projections for a group of students equals 80 RIT points, and the group as a whole actually grew only 60 RIT points, then the percentage of projected growth met would be 75%, as 60/80 = 0.75 = 75%. However, if the group exceeded growth expectation and grew 100 RIT points, then the percentage of projected growth met would be 125%, as 100/80 = 1.25 = 125%.

## How can I use this to understand my student's growth?

This number shows you how your class, as a whole, grew compared to typical growth. However, one or two outliers can skew the percentage for the group. You can use other numbers such as the percentage of students who met or exceeded their projected RIT to get an idea of how many students met their growth projection.

You can contact your Account Manager here at NWEA for more detailed information on interpreting reports.

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