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Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is committed to providing partners with useful tools to help make inferences from the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores. One important tool is the concordance table between MAP and state summative assessments. Concordance tables have been used for decades to relate scores on…
Descriptors: Scores, Inferences, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Johnson, Matthew; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Richman, Scott; Demers, Alicia; Gentile, Claudia; Lindquist, Eric – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
The Kauffman School is a public charter school that serves students from low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. This paper used a matched comparison group design to estimate the impacts of the Kauffman School on student achievement, attendance, and suspensions. We found that the Kauffman School had positive and statistically…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Low Income Groups, Comparative Analysis
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Li, Wei; Miller, Shazia R.; van der Ploeg, Arie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2016
We use data from a large-scale experiment conducted in Indiana in 2009-2010 to examine the impact of two interim assessment programs (mCLASS and Acuity) across the mathematics and reading achievement distributions. Specifically, we focus on whether the use of interim assessments has a particularly strong effect on improving outcomes for low…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Regression (Statistics)
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Davis, Joshua; Lampley, James H.; Foley, Virginia – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the TVAAS growth score given by the Tennessee Department of Education and the overall Tennessee Educator Assessment Model (TEAM) observation rating for teachers in grades 3 through 8. The participating county public school system for this study is located in Northeast Tennessee.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Schulte, Ann C.; Stevens, Joseph J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Tindal, Gerald; Nese, Joseph F. T. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Reading comprehension growth trajectories from 3rd to 7th grade were estimated for 99,919 students on a state reading comprehension assessment. We examined whether differences between students in general education (GE) and groups of students identified as exceptional learners were best characterized as stable, widening, or narrowing. The groups…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Achievement Gap, Disabilities, Reading Tests
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Yang, An; Li, Xiang; Salmivalli, Christina – Educational Psychology, 2016
Although knowledge on the psychosocial (mal)adjustment of bully-victims, children who bully others and are victimised by others, has been increasing, the findings have been principally gained utilising a single method to identify bully-victims. The present study examined the psychosocial adjustment of bully-victims (as compared with pure bullies…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Behavior Problems, Psychological Patterns
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Teixeira De Matos, Inês; Morgado, José – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
This paper addresses the participation of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in mainstream schools. There are different benefits for ASD students to be educated in an inclusive environment (Gena, 2006; Whitaker, 2004). They challenge the school community by presenting difficulties in essential domains for school activities (Chamberlain,…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Questionnaires
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Utchell, Lynn A.; Schmitt, Ara J.; McCallum, Elizabeth; McGoey, Kara E.; Piselli, Kate – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which early literacy measures administered in kindergarten and Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) measures administered in Grade 1 are related to and predict future state reading assessment performances up to 7 years later. Results indicated that early literacy and ORF performances were…
Descriptors: Predictive Measurement, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
Kim, Dongwoo; Koedel, Cory; Ni, Shawn; Podgursky, Michael – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
State-specific licensing policies and pension plans create mobility costs for educators who cross state lines. We empirically test whether these costs affect production in schools--a hypothesis that follows directly from economic theory on labor frictions--using geo-coded data from the lower-48 states. We find that achievement is lower in…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Public Schools, Faculty Mobility, Geographic Location
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Sen, Ülker – International Education Studies, 2016
The use of technology in the field of education makes the educational process more efficient and motivating. Technological tools are used for developing the communication skills of students and teachers in the learning process increasing the participation, supporting the peer, the realization of collaborative learning. The use of technology is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Mills, Jonathan N.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2016
The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) is a statewide initiative offering publicly-funded vouchers to enroll in local private schools to students in low-performing schools with family income no greater than 250 percent of the poverty line. Initially established in 2008 as a pilot program in New Orleans, the LSP was expanded statewide in 2012.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Vouchers, Randomized Controlled Trials, Scholarships
New York State Education Department, 2016
This technical report provides detailed information regarding the technical, statistical, and measurement attributes of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) for the Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics 2016 Operational Tests. This report includes information about test content and test development, item (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, English, Language Arts, Mathematics Tests
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Each year, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers a summer education program designed to assist students with a variety of instructional needs. The 2015 summer education program allowed students the opportunity to repeat required courses needed for promotion, to get ahead by taking required courses before the next school year, or to…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Acceleration (Education), Repetition, Required Courses
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Dyslexia is considered a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in learning to read, write, and spell despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunities (TEC§38.003 cited in Texas Education Agency, 2014). The Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003 makes provision for the evaluation and identification of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Disability Identification, Intervention, Professional Development
Houston Independent School District, 2016
Parent, school, and community engagement is widely established as a collaborative strategy to improve the school experience and educational outcomes for children and youth (Epstein & Sanders, 2006; SEDL, 2013; Weiss, Lopez, & Rosenberg, 2011; Barr & Saltmarsh, 2014). Consistent with this viewpoint, the Houston Independent School…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Districts
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