To focus on the details: The first problem in your recommendation is its lack of specificity. For example, take a school serving high-needs children that has achieved very high proficiency rates but shows low growth.
Is this truly a low performing school? Should this school receive interventions and scarce Title I resources from the federal government?
Second, given the large weight you want to give to growth models, it would have been important to address serious technical issues. Top of the list: school-level, value-added scores vary greatly year-to-year—much more so than do academic performance levels. You owe your readers data on this issue. For the stability of teacher estimates, see for example: McCaffrey et al. How would you address this?
Should states use multiple-year averages? Without such details, states simply cannot follow your recommendation.
The third problem with this approach is the opportunity cost. For detailed instructions, see bit.
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