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Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. – 2001
This report provides a summary of test results from the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP), including alternative tests taken for TASP purposes as authorized by state law, by student race/ethnicity for academic year 1999-2000. The results are provided for each Texas public university and community or technical college and for the entire state.…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Alternative Assessment, College Students
Johnson, Joseph F., Jr.; Treisman, Uri; Fuller, Ed – School Administrator, 2000
Studies of Texas' testing program, initiated in 1992, identify several factors contributing to improved achievement: alignment with state standards; results that inform instruction; understandable, attainable rating systems that encourage improvements for all populations; balance between school/student accountability; stable, yet improvable…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gains, Elementary Secondary Education
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Haney, Walt – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Summarizes the recent history of education reform and statewide testing in Texas. Suggest that analyses comparing Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) reading, writing, and mathematics scores with one another and relevant high school grades raise doubts about the reliability and validity of TAAS scores. Discusses these problems. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Educational Change, Grade Point Average
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Office of Policy Planning and Research. – 1998
"Snapshot '97," the 10th edition of this publication, provides information about students, student performance, staffing, and the financing of Texas public school districts. This annual summary is a useful source of information for anyone interested in the demographics of Texas schools, the resources available, and the improvements that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Charter Schools, College Entrance Examinations
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Texas Education Agency, Austin. – 1995
"Snapshot '94," the seventh edition of this publication, provides information about students, student performance, staffing, and financing of Texas public schools. This annual summary is a useful tool for those interested in evaluating the progress of Texas school districts toward providing an excellent and equitable education for all…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, College Entrance Examinations, Economically Disadvantaged