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ERIC Number: ED535883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-5397-8
Georgia High-Stakes Testing: The Correlation between Eighth Grade and Ninth Grade Achievement
Bruton, Venita L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
Standardized tests are an education reality and an important accountability consideration in most states and school systems. Most states require standardized assessments to meet requirements of the federal "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001. Changes to curriculum and instruction and to the school culture frequently occur through a school improvement process, and standardized test data are often used to inform these decisions. The school improvement process and professional development should focus on student learning, but how administrators and teachers perceive standardized testing and the ensuing data analyses is an important consideration in understanding what needs improvement and the professional development that best supports student learning. Ultimately, standardized assessment results should inform changes to curriculum and instruction. However, who decides what change is needed or how to implement the change? In this study, the researcher seeks to understand the value of existing students' testing in middle school as it relates to and, perhaps, predicts their high school achievement in ninth grade. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001