ERIC Number: ED263173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-3
Reference Count: N/A
Growth in High School: A Longitudinal Study 1980 to 1982.
Ekstrom, Ruth B.
Using the High School and Beyond 1980 to 1982 Longitudinal Study data base, this paper focuses on cognitive growth as evidenced by changing scores on achievement tests of adolescents during their last two years of high school. The analysis had two major phases: (1) a descriptive analysis which provided a variety of cross tabulations of change in the major variables of this study between the students' sophomore and senior years in high school, and (2) a relational analysis to identify the determinants of the gains in tested achievement. This paper is divided into four sections. The first section describes the background characteristics of the high school sophomores and their families in 1980. The second section describes the changes in achievement test scores from 1980 to 1982. The third section documents the changes in school-related behaviors; and aspirations, attitudes and values of the students between their sophomore and senior years. All three of these sections are based on the descriptive analysis. The fourth and final section, which is based on the relational analysis, identifies the individual characteristics and behaviors that were related to test score changes. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.