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Expanding the Growth Model Testing Pilot Program

Author(s): 
Aaron Goldstein
School: 
American University
Date Published: 
Mon, 2010-07-26
 
The Idea

To increase indiviual academic growth, the United States Department of Education should expand the growth mode pilot program, permitting al fifty states to use innovative and proficient testing system.

Key Facts
  • The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 allocated $300 million for building data systems to increase the accountability of growth model systems
  • Only 15 states currently use growth model  testing to administer student's individual progress
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