ERIC Number: EJ617247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Myth of the Texas Miracle in Education.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v8 n41 2000
Summarizes the recent history of education reform and statewide testing in Texas. Suggest that analyses comparing Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) reading, writing, and mathematics scores with one another and relevant high school grades raise doubts about the reliability and validity of TAAS scores. Discusses these problems. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Educational Change, Grade Point Average, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics, Reading, Reliability, Scores, State Programs, Testing Programs, Validity, Writing (Composition)
Electronic journal available at http://olam.ed.asu.edu/apaa; 5 pages.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills