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ERIC Number: ED117170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Use of Classroom Distributions of Student Achievement Test Scores to Evaluate the Instructional Effectiveness of Teachers.
Fortune, Jimmie C.; And Others
The instructional effectiveness of elementary classroom teachers is investigated through the use of distributions of student achievement scores. The data used for this investigation were reading, language, and arithmetic subtest scores on the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills for fifth and sixth grade public school children. Students were classified by their grade equivalent scores on each of the subtests. For each teacher in each of the grades, the scores were computed for each of their students. Upon grouping of students, each teacher received nine data points; mean gain scores for slow, average and fast students in reading, language and arithmetic. It was then determined which cluster of teachers was most effective with certain students and then to follow these teachers the second year of the study and reinvestigate their effectiveness. Results indicate that it may be possible to determine that certain teachers are more successful in working with certain types of students in various subject areas and at differing abilities. (DEP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills