Student growth is measured in two ways on the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF). Schools are measured by the median growth score achieved by students participating in the Math and ELA SBAC assessments. The median growth score is the middle growth score and is determined by identifying individual student growth scores and ordering the scores from lowest to highest. The exact middle score is the median growth score. Students must have participated in the assessments for at least two years to earn a growth score; therefore students in grade 3 do not factor into the median growth measure.
Students with two or more years of assessment data are also measured on Adequate Growth. Each student is compared to their peers across the state of Nevada and given a student growth target, which indicates the amount of growth a student must exhibit on state assessments to become proficient in three years or by Grade 8; or remain proficient if the student has achieved proficiency. The school overall is measured by the percentage of students who are meeting their annual student growth targets.
This measure only applies to elementary and middle schools.