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ERIC Number: ED506150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
General Achievement Trends: Indiana
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. In general, results for Indiana students were mixed at the proficient and advanced levels. Specific results include: (1) In reading, the percentage of students performing at the proficient level and above increased slightly between 2002 and 2008 at the middle school grade analyzed but decreased slightly between 2004 and 2008 at the high school level; in math, the percentage proficient rose at a moderate-to-large rate between 2002 and 2008 at the middle school grade analyzed and increased slightly between 2004 and 2008 at the high school level; at the elementary grade analyzed, the percentage proficient showed little change between 2004 and 2008 in either reading or math; and (2) In reading, the percentage of students reaching the advanced level declined slightly at the elementary and middle school grades analyzed and stayed roughly the same at the high school level; in math, the percentage of advanced students grew slightly at the elementary school level, increased at a moderate-to-large rate at the middle school level, and decreased slightly at the high school level. (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: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus