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ERIC Number: EJ757412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Growth Measures for Systemic Change
Olson, Allan
School Administrator, v64 n1 p10 Jan 2007
Educators are becoming more aware of the limitations of testing that simply measures student achievement at a single point in time, such as benchmark tests, locally constructed formative tests, conventional standardized tests, and state assessments used to determine adequate yearly progress under No Child Left Behind. Not surprisingly, school administrators are implementing assessments to measure individual student growth during the school year and from year to year. This article discusses growth measures that might be used to continuously improve the effectiveness of educational systems. As a best practice using today's technology, administrators need desktop access to online information and the ability to query data to see program effects in producing growth. Online query tools allow administrators to disaggregate the growth data at any level. With this insight, administrators can evaluate the effectiveness of school programs, policies and functions and resource allocation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001