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Cronin, John; Jensen, Nate; Wise, Steve – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
In 2012, New York education officials and the state's teachers union announced one of the nation's most aggressive programs for teacher and principal evaluation--the Annual Professional Performance Review system (APPR)--which required that 40% of an educator's evaluation be based on student growth, using a combination of the state assessment and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Teacher Evaluation, Achievement Gains, Data Collection
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Manouchehri, Azita; Yao, Xiangquan; Fleming, Ali; Gomez, Monelle – Athens Journal of Education, 2016
In this work we examined the content of approximately 950 mathematics questions used in measuring achievement among 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the US in an attempt to determine how the current standardized examinations, which were developed to reflect new national curricular mandates, compared to the old measures used for the same purpose. Using…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Item Analysis
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Bitler, Marianne P.; Corcoran, Sean P.; Domina, Thurston; Penner, Emily K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The growing availability of data linking students to classroom teachers has made it possible to estimate the contribution teachers make to student achievement. While there is a growing consensus that teacher quality is important and current evaluation systems are inadequate, many have expressed concerns over the use of value-added measures (VAMs)…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Value Added Models, Teacher Influence, Teacher Effectiveness
Sharkey, Patrick; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Lacoe, Johanna – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2013
This paper examines the effect of exposure to violent crime on students' standardized test performance among a sample of students in New York City public schools. To identify the effect of exposure to community violence on children's test scores, we compare students exposed to an incident of violent crime on their own blockface in the week prior…
Descriptors: Violence, Crime, Environmental Influences, Standardized Tests
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Investigations in Number, Data, and Space"[R], published by Pearson Scott Foresman, is an activity-based K-5 mathematics curriculum designed to help students understand number and operations, geometry, data, measurement, and early algebra. Each instructional unit focuses on a particular content area and lasts from two to five-and-a-half…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Elementary Mathematics" is a core mathematics curriculum for students in prekindergarten through grade 6. The program aims to improve students' understanding of key math concepts through problem-solving instruction, hands-on activities, and math problems that involve reading and writing. The curriculum…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Martinez, Edwin E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the impact of instrumental music study and group chess lessons on the standardized test scores of suburban elementary public school students (grades three through five) in Levittown, New York. The study divides the students into the following groups and compares the standardized test scores of each: a) instrumental music…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Public Schools, Suburban Schools
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; McCabe, Brian J.; Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Chellman, Colin – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2009
In the United States, public housing developments are predominantly located in neighborhoods with low median incomes, high rates of poverty and disproportionately high concentrations of minorities. While research consistently shows that public housing developments are located in economically and socially disadvantaged neighborhoods, we know little…
Descriptors: Public Housing, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty, Low Income Groups