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ERIC Number: ED507947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Subgroup Achievement and Gap Trends: Maine
Center on Education Policy
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps between these groups at the proficient level across three grades (grade 4, grade 8 in most cases, and a high school grade). These two types of analyses show whether elementary school achievement has generally gone up for different groups of students and whether achievement gaps at different grade levels have narrowed, widened, or stayed the same. For Maine, trends were analyzed for white and low income students. Both groups showed a clear upward trend at the basic and proficient achievement levels in reading. In math, there was more of a mixed picture; there was a slight decline for the low income subgroup at the proficient level. Achievement gaps between these two subgroups tended to widen. (Contains 9 tables.) [For the main report, "State Test Score Trends through 2007-08, Part 3: Are Achievement Gaps Closing and Is Achievement Rising for All?", see ED507909.]
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: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 11; Grade 4; Grade 8; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001