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Nelson, Peter M.; Van Norman, Ethan R.; Lackner, Stacey K. – School Psychology Review, 2016
The current study explored multiple ways in which middle schools can use and integrate data sources to predict proficiency on future high-stakes state achievement tests. The diagnostic accuracy of (a) prior achievement data, (b) teacher rating scale scores, (c) a composite score combining state test scores and rating scale responses, and (d) two…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Middle School Students, Educational Diagnosis, Accuracy
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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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Xiang, Yun; Tarasawa, Beth – Journal of School Choice, 2015
The rapid expansion of charter schools reflects a growing interest in education reform and school turnaround efforts across the United States. However, national research on charter school performance remains inconclusive. Of particular debate is the impact of transferring from a traditional public school to a charter school on student achievement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Mertes, Emily Sue – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a technology-based mathematics curriculum, was piloted in the 2012-2013 school year at a Minnesota rural public middle school. The goal was to find an equivalent or more effective mathematics teaching method than traditional direct instruction. The purpose of this quantitative study was to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Technology Uses in Education, Direct Instruction
Caauwe, Carole Margaret – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine if the practice of classroom looping impacts the academic achievement scores at a Minnesota inner city elementary school. Reading and math academic achievement score comparisons were used based on the Stanford Achievement Test Series 10 (SAT10). Target population consisted of 38 students from looping…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Urban Schools, Grade 6
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
Muyskens, Paul; Marston, Doug; Reschly, Amy L. – California School Psychologist, 2007
Behavioral difficulties of school-aged students are typically dealt with in a reactive, rather than preventative manner. This article examines a proactive approach, consistent with the Response-to-Intervention model, using a screening measure designed to identify students at risk for behavior difficulties and targeting these students for early…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement