ERIC Number: ED084306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Using Achievement Growth to Analyze Educational Programs. Work Unit 2A, Reward Structures-Achievement Growth.
The single most important output of any school is probably the magnitude of its students' growth in academic achievement. A variety of standardized tests has been developed to measure aspects of this achievement; however, only recently have administrators attempted to use such tests to help review and make decisions about educational programs. There have been such applications of achievement tests recently, as well as associated problems. One often unrecognized problem is that for these program analysis applications, it is necessary to develop a score format appropriate to the decision context, and one which has the properties of an interval scale. There have been some difficulties inherent in past attempts to develop internal scales of academic achievement; these difficulties carry several implications. With a more open-minded and progmatic approach research and development work on some of these issues can be done rather easily and inexpensively. (Author/NE)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.