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Reeger, Adam; Gaasedelen, Owen; Welch, Catherine; Dunbar, Stephen – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) are increasingly being used in evaluations of teacher effectiveness. This study investigates two properties of SGPs: 1) SGP sensitivity to reference group characteristics such as sample size, free and reduced lunch (FRL) status, and English language learner (ELL) status; and 2) variation in score changes across…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Sample Size
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2014
This paper describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores by gender. Data were national public 4th- and 8th-grade reading scores from composite and subscales for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Twelfth-grade scores for composite and literary experience from 2005, 2009, and 2013 and gain…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Scores
Leder, Gilah; Forgasz, Helen – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
In this paper we report trends over time of performance of non-Indigenous and Indigenous students on the Numeracy component of the NAPLAN tests. Possible links between student performance on the NAPLAN Numeracy test and the four components--Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Grammar--of the NAPLAN Literacy test were also explored. While the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Numeracy, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests