A question came up with my staff that I figured would be good to reach out to you on. As we understand, the test adjusts fairly quickly to students' correct and incorrect answers; we are wondering this - if a student performs really well on their Winter assessment, could that (potentially) be hindering their progress in the Spring because they are now starting their Spring assessment at a much higher level?
Frank scores a 180 in the Fall, with a Projected Growth of 10 points.
In the Winter, he ROCKS it and ends with a 195
In the Spring, does the test then start at a 195 level? How long does it take to adjust?
While this has only been the case for some, we have noticed that a few of our students who reach their growth goals in the Winter then fall below in the Spring & we are wondering the best way to handle those students who reach their goals earlier in the year but then drop below.