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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
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
Fedore, Heidi – Principal Leadership, 2005
In 2002, with pressure on students and educators mounting regarding performance on standardized tests, the author, who is an assistant principal at Skyline High School in Issaquah, Washington, and some staff members decided to have a little fun in the midst of the preparation for the state's high-stakes test, the Washington Assessment of Student…
Descriptors: Publicity, Standardized Tests, Assistant Principals, Academic Achievement