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Reilly, David; Neumann, David L.; Andrews, Glenda – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Gender gaps in the development of mathematical and scientific literacy have important implications for the general public's understanding of scientific issues and for the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math. We subjected data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress to a meta-analysis to examine…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Meta Analysis
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
Coulson, Andrew J. – Cato Institute, 2014
Though measures of long-term academic performance trends are valuable to education policy analysts and policymakers, they have been hard to come by at the state level, where most education policy is made. Such data are either nonexistent prior to 1990 or are unrepresentative of statewide student populations. A continuous series of state mean SAT…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Scores, Trend Analysis
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2012
In recent years, as schools have shifted more attention to English language arts and mathematics, several groups have made a plea for renewed attention to civic education for all students. One such group is the Spencer Foundation, which promotes research to improve students' civics knowledge and skills and their dispositions for responsible…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Sinharay, Sandip; von Davier, Matthias – ETS Research Report Series, 2005
The reporting methods used in large scale assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) rely on a "latent regression model." The first component of the model consists of a "p"-scale IRT measurement model that defines the response probabilities on a set of cognitive items in "p" scales…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Regression (Statistics), Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics