Median Student Growth Percentiles (MSGP): the state's contribution to student growth

Published: 12/12/2016 11:30 AM

Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System includes Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) to compare the improvement of one teacher’s students to another similar group of students. The MSGP is the state contribution (704 KAR 3:370 Section 7(9)(a)) of overall student growth obtained from English/Language Arts and Mathematics percentiles from the K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress), grades 4-8. The median percentile is calculated and a rating is assigned using the following cut scores provided by the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) (704 KAR 3:370 Section 7(9)(b)): 
  • Low – below 30th percentile
  • Expected – 30th to 65th percentile 
  • High – above 65th percentile

Additionally, trend data (if available) should be considered when determining the Overall Student Growth Rating. Administrators apply the district-developed decision rules for combining up to three years of data within the summative cycle to determine the overall state contribution to student growth.

To learn more about Student Growth Percentiles, visit the Data Release Resources webpage.


Ensuring Valid Data 
To ensure teachers receive valid MSGPs, it is critical that accurate course codes are assigned when creating class schedules and that rosters are frequently reviewed for accuracy throughout the school year.
The Teacher Student Data Links page provides options and strategies for assigning educators and contributing professionals to students. These include:
• scheduling additional teachers
• scheduling contributing professionals
• setting up contributing professionals in Infinite Campus (IC)
• scheduling in elementary school
• setting up rotating classes
• managing roster verification requests
Christine Meisberger
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-6470