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Understanding Entering Achievement Percentile

The entering achievement percentile represents where the entering achievement for the group of students falls relative to the overall distribution for this assessment. In a percentile ranking, 50 indicates that the selected growth measure is higher than 50% of all growth measures in the distribution for the specific subject and grade or course. Each distribution is specific to the level of analysis (district/school), year and the subject/grade or course.

Use the entering achievement percentile to:

  • Observe shifts in entering achievement for different groups of students over the years,
  • Identify patterns of effectiveness with students at differing levels of entering achievement
  • Support vertical conversations with feeder schools or teachers of prerequisite courses