ERIC Number: ED390116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-18
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Achievement Profiles for Elementary Schools.
Alspaugh, John W.
With the growing interest in educational accountability and outcomes-based education, there is an increasing emphasis on testing. This paper proposes the development of school-achievement profiles as a tool to assist with the interpretation and implementation of test results for targeting instructional improvement efforts. The study employed test scores from a set of peer institutions (39 elementary schools in a metropolitan area) as a basis for determining the relative achievement of individual schools. Standardized residuals from a regression analysis with socioeconomic measures as independent variables were used to indicate the relative strengths and weaknesses of student achievement within various grade levels and subject areas. The profiles are designed to assist in giving direction for allocation of instructional improvement efforts to attain a balance in student achievement. Because of errors in measurement and statistical procedures used to generate the residuals, it is inappropriate to use the profiles to evaluate schools. Four tables and two figures are included. (Contains 17 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests