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ERIC Number: ED528728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Motivating Students to Put Forth Their Best Effort and Other Tips for Administering the "High Schools That Work Assessment"
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Since 1988, the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") Assessment has been providing high schools and technology centers with information on their progress in improving student achievement as well as school and classroom practices. During even-numbered years, more than 1,000 "HSTW" and "TCTW" ("Technology Centers That Work") sites in 37 states assess more than 60,000 seniors using subject tests in reading, mathematics and science, which are based on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) frameworks and modified to serve as measures of college and career readiness. A survey of student experiences and course-taking patterns is administered in conjunction with the subject tests. The "HSTW" Assessment includes teacher surveys for "HSTW" and "TCTW" sites that capture school and classroom experiences of all teaching staff. Each year a variety of questions arise from both new and experienced "HSTW" and "TCTW" sites on how they can give the best assessment possible and encourage students to put forth their best effort to attain valid and reliable results. This document is designed to answer frequently asked questions and share tips from SREB staff members, "HSTW" and "TCTW" state coordinators, and schools that have been successful in administering the "HSTW" Assessment. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
Identifiers - Location: New York; Ohio; South Carolina