PARCC Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
Our Student Growth Percentile (SGP) results in 2014-2015 on PARCC were outstanding and placed us among a small group of Boston public schools that powerfully transform student outcomes.
SGPs measure how students perform on PARCC compared to peers statewide who have similar prior results on statewide tests. For example, a student with a SGP of 70 outscored 70% of students statewide with similar prior test score performance.
SGPs are a high-quality measure of student academic gains across schools with different student inputs. SGPs are not sensitive, for example, to income levels of a school's student population.
Below, we graph median student SGPs in ELA and math for all public schools in Boston for PARCC exams grades 4-8.
PARCC Elementary School Results
The Match 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who took the PARCC test last year arrived at Match as 2nd graders. They had 12 to 36 months of schooling at Match when they took PARCC last year. As the data makes clear, they did beautifully on the PARCC exam.
78% of our elementary school students are English Language Learners. They clearly out-performed their peer group in Boston and statewide.
PARCC Middle School Results
The Match 6th, 7th and 8th graders who took the PARCC exams last year arrived at our middle school in 6th grade. Like our elementary school students, they performed strongly on PARCC.
In addition, our 10th graders continue their long track record of excellence on the MCAS test. Specifically, 93% and 89% of 10th graders were proficient or advanced on the ELA and math tests, respectively, in 2014-2015. (Note: the state retained the old MCAS test in 10th grade last year, even as it rolled out the new PARCC test in lower grades.)