TPGES Student Growth

Published: 5/5/2015 2:48 PM


​All Kentucky teachers will have a local contribution to their Overall Student Growth Rating based on their Student Growth Goal, and all 4-8 grade English and Math teachers will have an additional state contribution based on their Student Growth Percentiles.  

Student Growth is extremely complex.  See the resources below for a step by step look at engaging with the Student Growth process.


 Local Growth Contribution:

Student Growth Goals


Step 1: Identifying Enduring Skills 

The foundation of a quality student growth goal is identifying enduring skills/learning, concepts and processes. These resources are designed to assist districts and schools in the process of developing quality student growth goals.

Enduring Skills PowerPoint Comes with extensive, detailed notes. Using those notes and the guide together, a facilitator can successfully lead teachers through this process.

Facilitator’s Guide A facilitation guide describing how to facilitate a session using the ‘Process for Identifying the Enduring Skills for your Content Area’ PowerPoint.

Enduring Skills Template Blank template

Enduring Definition​

Enduring Skills Example Lists

These lists give teachers a starting point, but they are not intended to be exhaustive lists.

Example Enduring Skills for Pre-School
The example enduring skills for pre-school provide a short list of possible enduring skills preschool teachers may use when goal-setting for student growth. Through a process of deconstructing and consolidating Preschool Standards and relative benchmarks, example statements were generated that meet the definition of enduring learning. It is recommended that rather than simply choosing from a provided list of enduring skills, that all teachers understand the process of identifying the enduring learning relative to the subject(s) and standards they teach so they may adapt or create the enduring skill statements that meet the need of their current students. In this way, the initial enduring skill lists provide a starting point.

Step 2: Assessing Enduring Skills
and Establishing a Baseline

Assessing Enduring Skills Powerpoint Guides teachers to articulate what proficiency in an enduring skill looks like at a given grade level and helps teachers Identify appropriate assessments available or that need to be developed.

Establishing a Baseline Powerpoint Supports teachers in determining how multiple sources of evidence can contribute to a baseline score for goal-setting for student growth.

Establishing a Baseline Handouts Powerpoint format! Handouts to accompany the above powerpoint.

Assurances to Guide District Assessment Provides guidance to ensure the assessments chosen to establish a baseline for Student Growth Goals provide rigor and comparability.


Step 3: The Student Growth Goal Process 

Every teacher in Kentucky will develop a student growth goal (SGG) to be used as the local contribution of student growth in PGES.

Goal Setting for Student Growth Process 1 Pager Gives a visual overview of the process.

Student Growth Overview Powerpoint Explains why Student Growth is included in PGES and gives an overview of the Student Growth Goal Setting process.  

Step 1-Determining Needs Powerpoint Dives deeply into the first step in the Student Growth Goal Setting Process.

Step 2-Creating Goals Using the SMART Process Powerpoint Dives deeply into the second step in the Student Growth Goal Setting Process.

Think and Plan Tool Planning tool mentioned in the above powerpoint that guides teachers through the Student Growth Goal Setting process and prepares them to enter their goals in EDS.

Think and Plan Tool- CTE Planning tool that guides CTE teachers through the Student Growth Goal Setting process.

Think and Plan Tool Guidance Video In this short video, Kevin Stull explains how to use the Think and Plan Tool in detail.

Think and Plan Tool Example A sample document that illustrates what a completed Think and Plan Tool will look like

Goal Setting Process for Student Growth in CIITS This video explains how to enter a Student Growth Goal in EDS.

Sample Student Growth Rigor Rubric A sample document provides insight on the rigor of student growth goals.

Sample Student Growth Goals Document containing sample goals from different content areas and grade levels.

Sample Student Growth Goals-CTE Document containing sample goals from different CTE content areas.

Steps 3, 4, and 5- Strategies, Monitoring and Goal Attainment Powerpoint Dives deeply into ensuring strategies for ensuring Student Growth Goals are met.

Student Growth Goals for Coaching Conversations This document contains goals that have been annotated with questions and comments that would guide a principal and teacher through a conversation around the goal.  The goals are not examples of goals that can be used as is.  They are samples of incomplete or first draft goals that need further development.

Student Growth Goal Guidance for Special Ed Teachers

Student Growth Goal Guidance for EL Teachers

Writing Student Growth Goals in Additional Settings This resource provides descriptions and examples of the Student Growth Goal process for teachers on teams with flexible grouping, who serve as behavior interventionists, credit recovery teachers and other roles.

SPED and EL Student Growth Goals FAQs

Student Growth Scenarios Collection Provides several scenarios that will encourage conversation around the Student Growth process.

Student Growth Scenarios-CTE Provides two scenarios that will encourage conversation around the Student Growth process in the CTE context.


State Growth Contribution:

Student Growth Percentiles

A student growth percentile (SGP) measures change in an individual student’s performance over time. It shows each student’s rate of change compared to other students with a similar test score history. The rate of change is expressed as a percentile. The students with whom the student is being compared is referred to as the students’ “academic peers.”
Each student’s SGP, the median SGP for each section taught by a teacher, and the median SGP for all students (taught by a teacher) in the test subject area will be used as data for the state contribution of Student Growth. For more information, please visit the Student Growth Percentile Medians page.

Assessment Literacy &

Student Growth Goal-Setting

Assessment Literacy & Student Growth Goal-Setting Powerpoint This PowerPoint describes the assessment literacy practices that are not only embedded within the goal setting for student growth process but also serves as a guide when thinking about the larger role assessments play in the teaching and learning cycle. Having a better understanding of effective assessment practices is critical in the student growth goal-setting process. Additionally, having this understanding will help you to demonstrate best assessment practices as articulated in the Framework for Teaching. 
Todd Davis
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