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ERIC Number: EJ906862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Tripartite Growth Trajectories of Reading and Math Achievement: Tracking National Academic Progress at Primary, Middle, and High School Levels
Lee, Jaekyung
American Educational Research Journal, v47 n4 p800-832 Dec 2010
This study examines trends in American students' growth trajectories in reading and math achievement over the past three decades. Drawing upon multiple sources of national assessment data, cohort analyses provide new evidence on the stability and change of national academic growth curves. The emerging trends imply a tripartite pattern where American students are gaining ground at the pre/early primary school level, holding ground at the middle school level, and losing ground at the high school level. National progress in reading and math achievement at the pre/early primary school level appears to be offset by declines at the high school level. The study discusses the limitations and challenges of tracking academic growth trajectories across all different levels of education over the long term. It also calls for national P-16 education policy and research efforts toward sustainable academic growth and seamless educational transition. (Contains 3 tables, 6 figures, and 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 8; High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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