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Lyons, Douglas; Niblock, Andrew W. – Independent School, 2014
Independent schools are, for the most part, exempt from mandatory participation in standardized tests designed for state and federal comparisons, nor are they required to take part in comparative international assessments. The anxiety in the broader culture, however, is driving a growing interest among independent school parents (and prospective…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Garelick, Barry – Education Next, 2006
In December of 2004, media outlets across the country were abuzz with news of the just-released results of the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests. Once again despite highly publicized efforts to reform American math education over the past two decades, the United States did little better than average. Taken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, School Restructuring, Pilot Projects
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2007
Experiments that assign intact groups to treatment conditions are increasingly common in social research. In educational research, the groups assigned are often schools. The design of group-randomized experiments requires knowledge of the intraclass correlation structure to compute statistical power and sample sizes required to achieve adequate…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Experiments
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch. – 1989
The Nevada Proficiency Examination Program was established by the Nevada State Legislature in 1977 to identify students who might require additional assistance to maintain normal academic progress through school and to serve as a minimum competency examination, insuring that each student who receives a high school diploma has met certain minimum…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 11, Grade 3
Sacramento City Unified School District, CA. – 1992
The long-term effects of state compensatory education (SCE) and Chapter 1 programs on the development of basic skills and academic achievement of Sacramento (California) were studied for a sample of over 6,000 SCE and Chapter 1 students in grades 2 through 5. Follow-up and retroactive approaches were used to ascertain the degree to which thinking…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Black Students
Archer, Edith L. – 1984
A large urban district [the Houston Independent School District], serving 17,000 handicapped students, initiated a special education achievement testing program to provide measures of student growth and group progress. A standardized test was selected that was both norm- and criterion-referenced and that matched the special education curriculum.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance. – 1981
This report is about the education plan of the District of Columbia Public Schools for the 1981-82 school year. The first chapter describes the philosophy, goals, and instructional and achievement priorities of the board of education and superintendent; outlines categories of student competencies; summarizes 1980-81 performance data on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning
Johns, Jennifer S. – 1984
The third year of Title IV-A Indian Education programs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, public schools saw fulfillment of some program objectives despite funding decreases, personnel cuts, and increased requests for remedial tutoring. Two tutors and a counselor tutored 15 middle school and 26 high school students from the Navajo community of Canoncito…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cognitive Processes
Johns, Jennifer S. – 1985
The Title IV-A Indian Education Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico, public schools met program objectives despite funding decreases, personnel cuts, and increased requests for remedial tutoring. Two tutors, a volunteer, and a counselor tutored 35 middle and high school students from the Navajo community of Canoncito to improve/maintain academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cognitive Processes
San Diego Unified School District, CA. – 1985
Each spring students in fifth, seventh and ninth grades in the San Diego City Schools complete a series of tests as part of the annual Districtwide Testing Program. The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) are used to measure student knowledge of various broad areas of the curriculum. This bulletin presents results of student achievement in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Grade 5, Grade 7
Pechman, Ellen M.; Gonzales, Maria Luisa – 1986
This paper examines long-range problems caused by test-controlled schooling. It looks at the demands of both curricular and accountability uses of tests from the point of view of the urban school district's testing office. On the basis of interviews with 12 New Orleans teachers and the experiences of the authors in working in two large city…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Edeburn, Carl E.; Jacobi, Carolyn – 1984
Evaluation at the end of the first year of a 3-year project to use microcomputers to improve the reading and language skills of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Native American students revealed that the major objective was not reached, but there were achievements nonetheless. Lakota (Sioux) children constitute 10% of the Rapid City, South Dakota…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Limited English Speaking
McArthur, David – 1981
Item bias in a multiple-choice test can be detected by appropriate analyses of the persons x items scoring matrix. This permits comparison of groups of examinees tested with the same instrument. The test may be biased if it is not measuring the same thing in comparable groups, if groups are responding to different aspects of the test items, or if…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Education, Ethnicity
San Diego City Schools, CA. – 1980
The results of standardized norm-referenced achievement tests via the state mandated California Assessment Program (CAP) and the Districtwide Testing Program for the 1979-80 school year are summarized. California Assessment Program tests were administered statewide to all third, sixth and twelfth grade students. The nationally standardized…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
Corvallis School District 509J, OR. – 1980
The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) was administered to pupils in Grades 2 through 7, 9 and 11 during the 1979-80 school year as part of the Corvallis School District's testing program. Results of the CTBS, herein expressed as mean (average) percentile rank scores from each of the grades tested, are compared with those of prior years.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
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