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ERIC Number: EJ1099465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
Are State and National Standards Leaving the Advanced Learners Behind? The Crisis Ahead
Watkins, Sandra; Sheng, Zhaohui
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2008 n2 Sum 2008
The study analyzes the achievement trends of all third grade students in the state of Illinois who scored in the Exceeds category in reading and mathematics on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in the year 2000. ISAT performance of this cohort group of students was followed through the eighth grade. Descriptive analyses were utilized to describe the trend data and to explore the influence of various district characteristics on the trend data. Results illustrate that the advanced learners are not making adequate achievement gains as they advance from earlier elementary grades to later grade levels. The declining achievement trends were persistent even when data were disaggregated based on district SES [Socioeconomic Status], district size, and district per pupil expenditures. Implications of the results of this study are discussed in relation to teachers, administrators, and policy makers at the state level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A