ERIC Number: ED442190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Achievement in SREB States: How Do SREB States Compare with the Nation? Is Student Achievement Improving? What Problems Remain? Educational Benchmarks 2000 Series.
Creech, Joseph D.
This report uses the most recent results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (in mathematics, reading, science, and writing); the Advanced Placement Program; national college-admissions tests (ACT and SAT); and national norm-referenced tests used in statewide testing programs to compare SREB states to the nation in improved student achievement. It offers lessons learned from a decade of states' efforts to improve student achievement and answers three questions: (1) Where do students in the SREB states stand relative to national averages? (2) Is student achievement in SREB states improving? and (3) What challenges remain for SREB states? Several SREB states have reached or exceeded the national average for some measures of student achievement, but none has reached that goal for most measures of student achievement. All SREB states have improved on at least 1 measure of student achievement over the last 10 years. Although the last decade has seen improvements in the amount and quality of information about ways to raise student performance, there continues to be unacceptably large gaps among the achievement levels of students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds and from different income levels. (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.