What Is Data SGP?

Data sgp is a set of student growth data that allows educators to track and monitor student performance over time. These data help teachers to identify areas where students may need extra assistance and can serve as an indicator of student progress. Understanding the various data points that comprise an SGP report and how they are calculated can assist educators in making informed decisions when evaluating student learning.

Data SGP is a free, public resource provided by the state of Wisconsin for educational use. It contains data regarding student growth and development across multiple domains including reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and career readiness. It also includes information about students’ socio-economic status, race, gender, and more. This data is gathered through the use of multiple assessments over an extended period of time.

The sgpData tool allows users to customize and analyze growth data from multiple schools, districts, and students using an open source software package called R. The package can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. While it is easy to navigate, it does require some familiarity with the software in order to run complex analyses.

This tool provides district administrators with the ability to visualize and compare school level growth for their students over different years and on multiple assessment instruments. It also allows them to analyze student growth by teacher, class, grade, and even individualized learning plans. Additionally, this tool provides educators with the capability to create customized charts and reports displaying specific data points.

While SGPs can be a useful indicator of student performance, it is important to keep in mind that they are not a substitute for traditional testing data. SGPs only tell us how a student performed on an assessment, not how they are performing now or how they will perform in the future. Educators should continue to use a variety of tools to measure student achievement.

SGPs provide a snapshot of a student’s performance, but can vary greatly by year, instrument, and subject. They can also be misleading if they are aggregated with mean instead of medians. School-level mean SGPs tend to vary less from year to year than medians, and the standard deviation for school means is four points smaller than for medians.

A student’s SGP is a number that represents how much his or her current raw score on an assessment compares to the scores of 85% of other students with comparable test histories. SGPs are calculated from student performance data that is collected by assessing students in grades 4 through 11, and by comparing their current results to those of previous assessments. This data is available on the Star Growth Report, and can be viewed by selecting a prior or current school year from the Timeframe drop-down menu.