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Giersch, Jason – Educational Policy, 2018
Academic tracking is a common feature of school organization, but it produces inequalities in student outcomes. High-stakes testing policies offer new opportunities for assessing students' progress, but the instruments raise concerns about relying on such narrow measures of learning. This study utilizes a longitudinal data set that follows one…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), High Stakes Tests, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Rubin, Beth C. – National Education Policy Center, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law in 2001, fueled by bipartisan concern about the standardized test scores of U.S. students in comparison with their international cohort and dissatisfaction with gaps in achievement between certain student groups--low income, English-language learners, special education, and students of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests
Kyler, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Education has undergone a sweeping renovation throughout the last several decades as part of the school accountability movement aimed to increase student success. High school graduation rates are the highest they have been in decades. School accountability measures continue to be implemented and modified with a goal of increasing student success…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, National Competency Tests, Scores, Adolescents
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Dalton, Ben – RTI International, 2017
The rise of the accountability movement in education has resulted in the proliferation of school report cards, school ratings and rankings, and other kinds of performance reporting for public consumption and policy use. To understand the strengths and limitations of school rating systems and the role they play in shaping public perceptions and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Evaluation, Performance, High Schools
Randolph, Cassandra Jones – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The passing of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act---later renamed the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act---mandated that schools and districts ensure that all available education services were comparable between students with disabilities and general education students. This mandate led to students with disabilities and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Teacher Collaboration, Algebra
Mills, Gemar – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the state of New Jersey, academic success at the high school level is defined by student achievement on the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (NJ HSPA), which students take in the 11th grade. New Jersey high school principals are accountable for ensuring that students who attend their schools are proficient in mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, High Schools, Achievement Tests
Saw, Guan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine the effects of school and students improvement interventions. The first chapter investigates whether, for whom, and under which conditions high school mathematics and science course graduation requirements (CGRs) affect student achievement and educational attainment. Drawing on data from…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Student Improvement, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Gawade, Nandita G.; Meyer, Robert H. – Teachers College Record, 2016
This article uses empirical data to consider the consequences of particular characteristics of instruction and testing in high school for the modeling and estimation of value-added measures of school or teacher effectiveness. Unlike Mathematics and Reading for most elementary and middle school grades, there is a lack of annual testing of students…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Value Added Models, High Schools, Academic Achievement
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2016
Alaska's Department of Education & Early Development shares a vision that all students can succeed in their education and work, shape meaningful lives for themselves, exemplify the best values of society, and be effective in improving the character and quality of the world about them. To support this mission, the Alaska State Board of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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Hitchings, Sarah; Zeitz, Katy; Carpenter, Bradley W. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study investigated the impact of the transformation and turnaround intervention models and leadership perception on the achievement of students attending Kentucky's priority high schools. Repeated-measures analyses of variance were conducted to show the effect of the chosen model on academic achievement of students with test scores obtained…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Academic Achievement, High School Students, High Schools
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Welton, Anjale; Williams, Montrischa – High School Journal, 2015
Currently school reform discourse encourages states to adopt college readiness standards. Meanwhile, federal and state accountability and related mandated reforms remain a policy concern. As such, it is important to examine the interplay between accountability and the establishment of a college-going culture in high "minority", high…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Readiness, College Bound Students, High School Students
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2015
This statewide Report Card to the Public is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2014-2015. Under state law, each school district also is required to report information about its performance. Public knowledge pertaining to the school system is an important part of Alaska's accountability system. This report is…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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Green, Rupert – SAGE Open, 2015
This descriptive study used nonparametric (Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U) tests to determine the efficacy of New York City (NYC) small school initiative. A sample of 369 NYC high schools was tested on various performance indicators. The results: Large schools generated statistically significant higher performance scores and were more effective…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Small Schools, Urban Schools
McCord, Gregory A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The impact of school locale, size and poverty levels (SES) on student achievement has been of great interest in school research for more than the last five decades. The increasing public demand to hold schools accountable for their effects on student outcomes lends urgency to the task of exploring variables related to student achievement that are…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Academic Achievement, School Location
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The 2013 School Progress Report for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) provides state, county, and individual school performance data, as well as information on student attendance, high school graduation rates, and the professional qualifications of teachers at the state, district, and school levels for the 2012-2013 school year. Montgomery…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, Academic Achievement, Attendance
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