ERIC Number: ED435670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Organizing for Success: A Study about Mathematics Assessment Results in Washington State.
Stiegemeier, Lois A.
In 1998, fourth graders participated in the mathematics component of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning for the second year. A study of the results was conducted to determine which districts and schools had more students meeting the state's mathematics standards and how improved achievement came about. Data was gathered through interviews of education leaders in 53 buildings and 20 school districts that showed significant gains in the percentage of fourth graders meeting or exceeding the mathematics standards. There was no single curriculum, test, strategy, or material that helped the successful schools and districts increase the number of students meeting the standards. The difference was made through the deliberate efforts of teachers and administrators to coordinate and strengthen all the pieces of a comprehensive program. Insights from participants are summarized. Five appendixes contain supplemental data about the school and district programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Gains, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Mathematics Achievement, School Districts, School Effectiveness, Scores, State Programs, State Standards, Test Results, Testing Programs
Eisenhower Professional Development Program; Tel: 360-753-6757; TDD: 360-664-3631.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington