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Growth Model Record Layout

File Layout for Aggregated Growth Data Field.
Field Field Name Description Acceptable Values
1 cds County-District-School (CDS) Code Text
2 rtype Record Type S: School Record
D: District/Local Educational Agency (LEA) Record
3 schoolname School Name Text
4 districtname District Name Text
5 countyname County Name Text
6 charter_flag Charter School Flag Y or Blank
7 coe_flag County Office of Education Flag Y or Blank
8 Dass_flag Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) School Flag Y or Blank
9 lowgrade The lowest grade offered or supported by the school, district, or administrative authority. Character
10 highgrade The highest grade offered or supported by the school, district, or administrative authority. Character
11 studentgroup Student Group ALL: All Students
AA: Black/African American
AI: American Indian or Alaska Native
AS: Asian
FI: Filipino
HI: Hispanic
PI: Pacific Islander
WH: White
MR: Multiple Races/Two or More
EL: English Learner
ELO: English Learners Only
RFP: Reclassified Fluent English Proficient
(RFEP) Only
EO: English Only
SED: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
SWD: Students with Disabilities
FOS: Foster Youth
HOM: Homeless Youth
12 subject Subject Tested (ELA or Math) ELA: English Language Arts/Literacy
Math: Mathematics
13 n_growthscores Number of students in 2019 with validly-linked residual gains in the given subject Integer
14 growthscore Reported estimate of the 2019 growth in the given subject Decimal
Blank: No Data
15 decilerank Decile rank (1–10) of aggregate growth score based on subject, type, and student group

Integer

  • 1 (0–10th percentile)
  • 10 (90–100th percentile)

BLANK: No Data or n-size was not greater than or equal to 30 (or greater than or equal to 15 for Foster & Homeless student groups at the LEA level)

16 reported_which Explanation of which estimate was reported

For schools and LEA-ALL, this variable takes on 3 values:

  • none_10orless
    No estimate is reported because 10 or fewer students with growth scores in target year
  • simple_nolagdata
    The simple average is reported because there
    are no students with growth scores in the previous year(s)
  • eblp
    All other cases receive the Empirical Best Linear Predictor (EBLP)

For LEA student groups, this variable takes on 4 values:

  • none_10orless
    No estimate is reported because 10 or fewer
    students with growth scores in target year
  • simple_nolagdata
    The simple average is reported because there are no students with growth scores in the previous year(s)
  • eblp_n500orless
    The EBLP is reported following the sample-sizehybrid rule—the LEA has 500 or fewer students with growth scores
  • simple_nmore500
    The simple average is reported following the sample-size-hybrid rule—the LEA has more than 500 students with growth scores
17 reportingyear Reporting Year Integer

 

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Last Reviewed: Friday, September 24, 2021