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Category Charter Schools, Education, School Choice, White Papers

Date: June 5, 2019

Authors: Dr. Cara Stillings Candal with Dr. Bruce Bean and Rebekah Paxton

The Student Growth Percentile (SGP) the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) now uses as 25 percent of the formula for determining school district rankings has a high degree of error. While the SGP may have a role to play as part of discussions around holding districts accountable for performance, it should not be used for high-stakes policy decisions, including which districts are eligible for an increase in the charter public school cap.