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ERIC Number: EJ1019178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
The Impact of Indiana's System of Interim Assessments on Mathematics and Reading Achievement
Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; van der Ploeg, Arie
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v35 n4 p481-499 Dec 2013
Interim assessments are increasingly common in U.S. schools. We use high-quality data from a large-scale school-level cluster randomized experiment to examine the impact of two well-known commercial interim assessment programs on mathematics and reading achievement in Indiana. Results indicate that the treatment effects are positive but not consistently significant. The treatment effects are smaller in lower grades (i.e., kindergarten to second grade) and larger in upper grades (i.e., third to eighth grade). Significant treatment effects are detected in Grades 3 to 8, especially in third- and fourth-grade reading and in fifth- and sixth-grade mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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