ERIC Number: ED473812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Effects of the Inclusion of Special Needs Student Scores on ISTEP: Indiana's Graduation Qualification Exam.
Bibler, Tracy; Gilman, David A.
This study compared tenth grade scores on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) assessment in the Lafayette School Corporation in mathematics and language arts. The sample was taken from a high school with a total enrollment of 1,990 students, 296 of whom were considered special needs students. Data were gathered for the 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 school years. The ISTEP was instituted as a graduation qualification examination in 2000. The study analyzed the effects of including special education students' scores in ISTEP results. Ex post facto research was used to compare data from the comparison years to the treatment and posttreatment years. Findings indicate that the inclusion of special needs students did not have a significant effect on ISTEP scores. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress