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ERIC Number: ED506135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
General Achievement Trends: Alaska
Center on Education Policy
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced; (2) Background information about limitations of the state's test data and characteristics of the state's testing system, including major changes in its testing system; (3) Figures and tables with the percentages of students scoring at the proficient level and above for all years with comparable data since 1999 and for all grades tested under the No Child Left Behind Act; (4) Figures and tables with percentages of students performing at three achievement levels--basic, proficient, and advanced--for all years with comparable data and for grades 4, 8, and 10 (or adjacent grades, in the case of states that lack comparable trend data for these default grades); (5) Figures and tables with mean scale scores, standard deviations, and effect sizes for all years with comparable data and for the three grades analyzed in this study; and (6) Figures and tables with mean scale scores, standard deviations, and effect sizes for all years with comparable data and for the three grades analyzed in this study. Overall, Alaska students made gains at the basic, proficient, and advanced achievement levels, particularly at the elementary and middle school grades. Results at the high school grade analyzed were mixed. Specific results include: (1) In reading, the percentage of students performing at the basic level and above increased slightly at all three grade levels analyzed; trends extend from 2005 through 2008 at the elementary and middle school levels and from 2006 through 2008 at the high school level; (2) The percentage of students scoring at the proficient level and above in reading rose at a moderate-to-large rate at the elementary and middle school grades analyzed, but decreased slightly at the high school level; in math, there were moderate-to-large gains in the percentage proficient at the elementary and middle school grades but a slight decline at the high school level; and (3) In both reading and math, the percentage of students reaching the advanced level went up at a moderate-to-large rate at the elementary and middle school grades analyzed; at the high school grade analyzed, the percentage advanced declined at a moderate-to-large rate in reading and at a slight rate in math. (Contains 6 figures and 6 tables.) [For "State Test Score Trends through 2007-08, Part I: Is the Emphasis on 'Proficiency' Shortchanging Higher- and Lower-Achieving Students?," see ED506121. For "State Test Score Trends through 2007-08. Part II: Is There a Plateau Effect in Test Scores?," see ED506122.]
Center on Education Policy. 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 522, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-822-8065; Fax: 202-822-6008; e-mail: cep-dc@cep-dc.org; Web site: http://www.cep-dc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001