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Student Growth

Student learning results are a primary purpose of public education. The evaluation of instructional personnel and school administrators gives significant attention to the impact of these educators on student learning growth. Section 1012.34, Florida Statutes requires that educator evaluations incorporate measures related to student performance into educator evaluations. It further requires the department to develop student learning growth models that districts may or may not use as part of their educators’ evaluations. Since 2011, the department has made Value-Added Model (VAM) learning growth results available to districts. Whether they are incorporated into evaluations or not, these results can provide useful information to educators, administrators and policy makers about student learning growth trends. The following resources provide background and perspective on Florida's focus on student growth measures. 

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