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ERIC Number: ED506213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
General Achievement Trends: Wyoming
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. Wyoming has made some changes to its testing program in the last few years. As a result, only three years of comparable test data (2006-2008) are available, the minimum number needed to discern a trend. In general, Wyoming students made gains across the board at the basic and proficient levels. At the advanced achievement level, gains were evident at most grades but results were more mixed. Specific results include: (1) Between 2006 and 2008, the percentage of students scoring at the basic level and above increased at a moderate-to-large rate in reading at all three grade levels analyzed; in math, there was a slight gain in the percentage of students at the basic level and above at the elementary grade analyzed and a moderate-to-large gain at the middle and high school grades; (2) In both reading and math, there were moderate-to-large increases in the percentage of students performing at the proficient level and above at all three grade levels analyzed; and (3) In reading, the percentage of students reaching the advanced level increased at a moderate-to-large rate at the elementary grade analyzed, decreased at a moderate-to-large rate at the middle school grade, and rose slightly at the high school grade; in math, there was a moderate-to-large increase in the percentage of advanced students at the elementary and middle school grades analyzed but a moderate-to-large decline 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 Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 11; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001