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ERIC Number: ED408339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
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Creating Local Norms To Evaluate Students in a Norm-Referenced Statewide Testing Program.
Gronna, Sarah S.; And Others
Hawaii uses the eighth edition of the Stanford Achievement Test (Stanford 8) to assess academic performance of the student population in grades 3, 6, 8, and 10. Hawaii was not included in the norming for the Stanford 8, neither for the national nor the Pacific norms. In this study, Hawaii norms were developed based on the Stanford 8 reading and mathematics results from 1992 to 1996 to supplement the national norms and provide an additional means of comparison. Hawaii reading norms were lower at every grade level, especially grades 3 and 8. However, local mathematics norms showed Hawaii students exceeding national norms in the upper quartile on grades 3, 6, and 8. Hawaiian and national grade-10 mathematics norms were very similar. Average performance changes between grades were analyzed, and it was found that the longitudinal cohorts made greater gains in achievement from third to sixth and from eighth to tenth grades than national counterparts, while the sixth-to-eighth grade group made lesser gains. These norms provide tools to improve the understanding of Hawaii student performance relative to their mainland counterparts. (Contains 5 tables, 8 figures, and 26 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests