The Georgia Department of Education on July 24 released its Student Growth Model, a metric that will help educators, parents and other stakeholders better understand and analyze the progress students make year to year. The department has also released a web tool gastudentgrowth.gadoe.org, which allows the public to view student-growth data, based on the 2013 school year. Data on 2014 school year progress will be available in the fall.

The model provides in-depth information on student progress, while the web tool demonstrates student-growth data by district, grade level, student group, assessment and subject area. Parents will receive individual student-growth reports, and teachers will be able to view individual student-growth data for each of the students they teach. To protect student privacy, the public will only have access to data by district and school.

A screenshot from the GDOE’s new web tool, that shows student performance by district, grade and school.