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California Student Growth Model

Since 2015, California has invested significant time and effort in developing a student growth model that is valid, reliable, and fair. California conducted a thorough and thoughtful process of selecting the model that best meets California's needs. On May 12, 2021, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved a student-level growth model using grades four through eight growth scores using CAASPP ELA and Math student outcome data from 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Since the growth scores released were calculated based on historical data they are intended for informational purposes only. 


California developed the student growth model as yet another way of measuring the growth of students’ assessment scores year-to-year based on their statewide assessment scores in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.


For information and resources on the new CA Student Growth Model, please visit the CDE's Growth Model web page.


Resources and information on the CDE Growth Model web page include: