Nevada is proposing to weight proficiency and growth, combined, at 60 percent of a school’s overall grade.
Nevada has placed a significant emphasis on growth, giving it a weight of 35 percent, compared with 25 percent for proficiency. This balance will drive attention to both, with a greater emphasis on growth than static proficiency.
Nevada is planning to incorporate two complementary growth measures.
One of the measures tracks student progress toward state standards, and the other one that compares students with their similarly performing peers. However, the state does not say how it will combine these two growth measures into one larger “Academic Progress” indicator.