The primary goal of SGP is to collect and analyze geochemical data from shale deposits. These data will be used to answer specific Earth history questions. SGP also provides a platform for researchers to share data. This database is a repository for shale geochemical data from around the world. It includes multi-proxy sedimentary geochemical data (iron, carbon, sulfur, major and trace metal abundances, and isotopes) for the Neoproterozoic through Paleozoic epochs. This project has involved a significant effort by SGP members to assemble or generate these data sets.
Data sgp can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Data’ tab in the upper left of the Star Report. The sgpData_PERFORMANCE table shows how students compare to other students in the same grade level and can identify areas where instructional strategies need improvement. This data can also help teachers to determine if students lack the knowledge required to pass the content area assessments.
In addition, the sgpData_CONTENTS table shows how much of each curriculum topic has been covered over the past five years. This data can help teachers to see what gaps exist in their teaching, and it can be used as a starting point for discussion between curriculum coordinators or principals about how to address these deficiencies.
Another useful feature of the sgpData dataset is the ability to view student growth trajectories over time. This can be done by selecting the prior or current school year from the Timeframe drop-down menu in the Star Report. sgpData will then show what the student’s projected growth trajectory will be for this window. This information can be helpful in identifying students who have not met the proficiency target, or in determining the appropriate amount of growth for each student to reach proficiency.
sgpData is a LONG formatted data set, and all higher level SGP functions are designed to work with this type of data. Please consult the SGP data analysis vignette for more comprehensive documentation on how to use this data with the SGP package.
The SGP site is located on 160 acres of cattle pasture and wheat fields southeast of Lamont, Oklahoma. There is a heavily instrumented Central Facility and numerous remote observatories throughout the site. The instruments are used for everything from single observation analyses to multi-observation process studies to assimilation into Earth system models. The SGP site is operated by a group of scientists from around the world. It is a key part of the Earth System Modeling infrastructure for NASA and other research institutions. It is also a valuable resource for meteorologists. The site is funded primarily through user fees and grants from local governments. SGP is a public facility and open to all scientists.