Data SGP

data sgp

Data sgp is a collection of student growth percentile scores that compare a student’s growth to the growth of academic peers nationwide. Using data sgp, educators and parents can determine whether students have grown more than, less than or about as much as expected. This metric is a simple, fast and meaningful way to measure relative growth.

sgpData is an anonymized, panel data set that includes five years of annual, vertically scaled assessment data in WIDE format. This exemplar data set models the format for data used with the lower level studentGrowthPercentiles and studentGrowthProjections functions. The sgpData package, installed when one installs the SGPdata package, also contains a LONG format data set (sgpData_LONG) to aid in managing time dependent data. Using long format data is recommended because it reduces the number of records that need to be managed during analyses and update operations. All higher level SGP functions are designed for use with long data sets, and many of them require state specific meta-data contained in the embedded sgpData_LONG data set.

In the Star Growth Report, the current SGP is calculated for each student based on their historical growth trajectories and what it will take them to reach/maintain proficiency. The current SGP is compared to a projection of what the student’s growth would have been if they had taken a test in each of the previous windows. This comparison provides a “growth target” for each student and allows teachers to see where they are on the path to proficiency.

The data sgp from the Southern Great Plains (SGP) atmospheric observatory are made freely available by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Center via its Data Discovery. The observations from the SGP help scientists understand cloud, aerosol and atmospheric processes that in turn lead to better understanding of the Earth’s climate system.

The SGP is a large-scale field measurement observatory operated by the Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring Station (ARM) in north central Oklahoma and south Kansas. It consists of multiple instrument clusters located on land and in the sky. The facility is a major international science site for studying the Earth’s climate, and provides key information about clouds, aerosols and other atmospheric phenomena.

Data SGP are compiled from a wide variety of sources in order to provide the most accurate and comprehensive information possible about the state’s workforce. These data include the following: