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ERIC Number: ED570458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Making the Grade in America's Cities: Assessing Student Achievement in Urban Districts
Blagg, Kristin
Urban Institute
Many US education reform efforts focus on student performance in large, urban school districts. The National Assessment of Educational Progress's Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) program provides data on student achievement in these districts, but differences in student characteristics complicate comparisons of district performance. I use student-level data to adjust TUDA scores for a rich set of demographic factors across districts and over time, allowing for more appropriate comparisons of achievement in TUDA districts. The results point to districts that have excelled or lagged in their levels of student achievement and the progress they have made over time.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: California (Fresno); California (Los Angeles); California (San Diego); District of Columbia; Florida; Florida (Miami); Georgia (Atlanta); Illinois (Chicago); Kentucky; Maryland (Baltimore); Massachusetts (Boston); Michigan (Detroit); New Mexico (Albuquerque); New York (New York); North Carolina (Charlotte); Ohio (Cleveland); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Texas (Austin); Texas (Dallas); Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress