What is Data SGP?

Data sgp is the collective of aggregated student achievement and learning data collected over time, used to help educators and parents better understand students’ progress. These measures include individual-level data such as student test scores and growth percentiles, as well as school- and district-level data such as class size, graduation rates, and aggregations by grade levels, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status to support broader research initiatives.

The most valuable table in the sgpData set is the sgpData_INSTRUCTOR_NUMBER table, which provides an anonymized lookup of instructor numbers associated with each student test record. This table is particularly useful when teachers have multiple instructors instructing the same students for a single content area over an academic year. The sgpData_STUDENTS_PERCENTILE_TABLE also provides a valuable resource, allowing users to easily compare a student’s performance against that of other students across their school, region or state.

While this information can be incredibly helpful for educators, it can also pose challenges when determining which students need the most help. In a typical classroom, it is difficult to determine whether an individual student is falling behind their peers due to slow growth or if they are struggling with the curriculum. For these reasons, it is crucial for educators to consider all of the available data in a student’s profile before making decisions about which students need the most help.

To get a complete picture of a student’s performance, educators should view the SGP projections calculated for each student in their Star growth reports. These projections provide an indication of what a student’s future trajectory will look like and what growth is necessary for them to reach/maintain proficiency. The SGP projections are calculated by combining the results of a student’s most recent assessment with the results from one or more prior assessments in different testing windows.

When comparing SGP projections, it is important to remember that the projected SGP for a student may differ from the actual student’s growth percentile because of error in the estimation process. This is especially true if the prior and current assessments are from different content areas, or if they are from the same subject but from different testing administrations. This is why it is important for administrators to carefully review the SGP projections and make sure they are accurate before using them as a basis for decision making.