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Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Fumia, Danielle – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use panel data in Washington State to study the extent to which teacher assignments between fourth and eighth grade explain gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students--as defined by underrepresented minority status (URM) and eligibility for free or reduced price lunch (FRL)--in their eighth grade math test scores and high school course…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Correlation, Mathematics Tests, Scores
Washington State Board of Education, 2018
The Washington State Board of Education (SBE), with assistance from other state education agencies, reports on the statewide indicators of educational system health established in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.150.550 and recommends evidence-based reforms to improve the status of the indicators. The legislation was meant to help the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Change, School Readiness, Reading Achievement
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report provides information about the performance of Washington's 2016 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2016. Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2013, all students whose scores are college reportable, both standard and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests
College Board, 2015
In the fall of 2014, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT 2014 State Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores and educational plans of the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Critical Reading, Reading Achievement
College Board, 2015
In the fall of 2014, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT 2014 State Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores and educational plans of the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017.
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Critical Reading, Reading Achievement
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
Growing Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) talent Washington MESA--Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement--helps under-represented community college students excel in school and ultimately earn STEM bachelor's degrees. MESA has two key programs: one for K-12 students, and the other for community and technical college…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Engineering Education
Washington State Board of Education, 2014
This report is in response to the requirement of RCW 28A.150.550 that the State Board of Education, with assistance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB), the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Washington…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, State Programs
Washington State Board of Education, 2014
This document reports on the academic performance of the two most rapidly growing subgroups in Washington: English Language Learners (ELLs) and Former ELLs, but the emphasis here is on the latter. These two student groups have some unique qualities that pose some serious challenges to accountability systems. This research was initiated by State…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High Stakes Tests, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013
National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Washington related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Ethnicity, High School Graduates
Bouma, Craig E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has become a national priority and the call to modernize secondary science has been heard. A Physics First (PF) program with the curriculum sequence of physics, chemistry, and biology (PCB) driven by inquiry- and project-based learning offers a viable alternative to the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Physics, Mathematics Instruction
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Ingels, Steven J.; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report provides a first look at selected findings from the first follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 focuses on understanding students' trajectories from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The core research questions for the study explore secondary to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Neher, Mallory Jane; Plourde, Lee A. – Education, 2012
This project was a response to the changes in the Washington State math assessments for high school students. The creation of an exit exam for Washington State high school students and the expectation that they pass it to graduate has placed tremendous pressure on high schools that struggled with low passing rates on the Washington State math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Exit Examinations, High School Students
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of Washington's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This paper profiles Washington's test score trends through 2008-09. Three years of comparable mean scale score data were not available from the state. In 2004, 77% of non-Title I 4th graders and 60% of Title I 4th graders scored at the proficient level on the state reading test. In 2009, 75% of non-Title I 4th graders and 61% of Title I 4th…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Rating
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Baird, Katherine – Educational Policy, 2011
Educational systems in the United States are generating vast amounts of data on student achievement. This may provide researchers and policy makers with long sought-after insight on the factors explaining student performance. This study uses recent data from Washington 10th graders to examine why some students learned more math than others.…
Descriptors: Test Results, Academic Achievement, Grade 10, High Schools
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