The Policy Research in Missouri Education (PRiME) Center recently published the 2022 Missouri Statewide Student Growth Report, the first in the 2022 series of Growth Reports that examine growth scores on the MAP within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What is the PRiME Growth Score? 

The 2022 PRiME Growth Score is a translation of DESE’s 2020–21 Missouri Growth Model score, which reflects average annual student growth for three school years. PRiME Growth Scores that look like scores we are used to seeing in schools: scores in the 90s up to 100 represent high scores and excellent growth, scores in the 80s represent average growth, and scores below 80 indicate schools are growing their students slowly relative to other schools across the state. Importantly, this year's growth scores provide a first look at student growth during the pandemic. PRiME’s intention with this report is to encourage civic leaders, educators, and the public to focus on student growth when they consider the results of standardized assessments for Missouri students.

How did SLLIS do?

In this report, SLLIS ranks 16th out of 164 in Missouri for K-8 schools with an overall PRiME Growth Score of 92 for English Language Arts. For the SubGroup portion of the report, SLLIS ranks 14th out of 164. This means that SLLIS students (especially those in the SubGroup category, which is made up of groups of students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds), grew in English Language Arts at very high rates, and that SLLIS students’ rates of growth are in the top 10% in Missouri when it comes to English Language Arts. 

Who is PRiME? 

The PRiME (Policy Research in Missouri Education) Center was established in 2019 as an independent research center housed in the Saint Louis University School of Education.  PRiME’s mission is to provide better evidence on education issues that can support better policies and lead to better outcomes for students and schools in Missouri. The center specializes in generating, collecting and disseminating education policy research in Missouri through blog posts, policy briefs, education reports and profiles, and data tools. Learn more about PRiME’s work at www.sluprime.org.