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ERIC Number: EJ1106300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Effects of Interim Assessments across the Achievement Distribution: Evidence From an Experiment
Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Li, Wei; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v76 n4 p587-608 Aug 2016
We use data from a large-scale experiment conducted in Indiana in 2009-2010 to examine the impact of two interim assessment programs (mCLASS and Acuity) across the mathematics and reading achievement distributions. Specifically, we focus on whether the use of interim assessments has a particularly strong effect on improving outcomes for low achievers. Quantile regression is used to estimate treatment effects across the entire achievement distribution (i.e., provide estimates in the lower, middle, or upper tails). Results indicate that in Grades 3 to 8 (particularly third, fifth, and sixth) lower achievers seem to benefit more from interim assessments than higher achieving students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305E090005