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ERIC Number: EJ1115334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-5747
Effects of Interim Assessments on Student Achievement: Evidence from a Large-Scale Experiment
Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie; Li, Wei
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, v9 suppl 1 p188-208 2016
We use data from a large-scale, school-level randomized experiment conducted in 2010-2011 in public schools in Indiana. Our sample includes more than 30,000 students in 70 schools. We examine the impact of two interim assessment programs (i.e., mCLASS in Grades K-2 and Acuity in Grades 3--8) on mathematics and reading achievement. Two-level models were used to capture the nesting in the data. Results indicate that the treatment effect is insignificant in Grades 3-8, and thus students in treatment schools perform as well as students in control schools. In contrast, the treatment effect is negative and significant in Grades K-2 (i.e., kindergarten and second grade), indicating that students in control schools perform higher than students in treatment schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: TerraNova Multiple Assessments
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305E090005