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Everyday Education: Student Growth Is Occurring During COVID-19


Last updated 5/25/2020 at 11:41am

Educators are constantly being asked to assess students’ growth in all academic and functional aspects of students’ school lives. What exactly does that mean? Is it important? How is growth measured?

Typically, “growth” is determined by some numerical formula that even the best mathematicians may not understand. However, educators have always used their own professional “formula” to determine if a student is showing growth.

We’ve never just depended on or trusted a “growth” formula that only puts a numeric value on a student. Students aren’t numbers; they’re not...

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