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ERIC Number: ED501723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 95
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-58213-129-0
Predicting Success, Preventing Failure: An Investigation of the California High School Exit Exam
Zau, Andrew C.; Betts, Julian R.
Public Policy Institute of California
Many educators, parents, and policymakers continue to call for reforms to the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), citing concern about the 10 percent of California students who do not graduate because of their failure to pass the test. By law, current funding for tutoring those at risk of failing the CAHSEE is targeted at those in grade 12 and beyond. But is this the best use of limited resources? The authors suggest that earlier interventions are possible and are likely to be more effective. Using the San Diego Unified School District as a test case, they are able to predict passage of the CAHSEE as early as grade 4. Based on these findings, the authors offer new approaches to funding CAHSEE-related programs. (Contains 8 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Institute of California
Identifiers - Location: California