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ERIC Number: ED169072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 26
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The Standardized Growth Expectation: Implications for Educational Evaluation.
Stenner, A. Jackson; And Others
Three assumptions underlying the use of norm referenced tests are examined: (1) that expressing treatment effects in a standard score metric permits aggregation of effects across grades; (2) commonly used standardized tests are sufficiently comparable to permit aggregation of results across tests; and (3) the summer loss of achievement observed in Title I projects is due to an actual loss in achievement and skills. Hypotheses regarding the standardized growth expectation (SGE) are also presented; SGE refers to the amount of growth (expressed in standard deviation form) that a student must demonstrate over the treatment interval to maintain standing in the norm group. SGE may also be conceptualized as the difference between the pretest percentile and the posttest percentile. Hypotheses are presented regarding the decrease in SGE which accompanies grade increases, and the variation in SGE according to the achievement test used. Further research topics investigating the validity of the SGE phenomenon are suggested. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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