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Sedere, Upali M. – Online Submission, 2010
Stress is simply the body's response to changes that create taxing demands. When one cannot cope with it, these cause distresses. Stress is not always bad. The manageable stress motivates individuals to achieve what he/she wishes to achieve. When one can cope with stress it is called "eustress" which is good. Education in many countries…
Descriptors: Failure, Fear, Anxiety, Stress Management
Deeter, Thomas; Wilson, Morris – 1993
In their effort to provide quality programing for their diverse student body, the Des Moines Public Schools continually evaluate their teaching and student outcomes. This report presents results about student performance on the following tests: (1) Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS); (2) Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED); (3) American…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs, Curriculum, Educational Assessment
Mangino, Evangelina – 1987
This report summarizes results of student achievement in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) on the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS) tests in 1986-87. Major findings indicate the following: (1) 99.4% of AISD seniors to graduate in May 1987 passed the Exit-Level TEAMS tests, with only 17 denied diplomas in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills
Stedman, Lawrence C.; Kaestle, Carl F. – 1985
Recent test results reveal that the test score decline has ended, but the legacy of this highly publicized educational episode continues. One widespread interpretation of the decline and recovery is that permissiveness and a collapse of standards in the late 1960s led to the decline and that a return to the basics and to tougher standards caused…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Deeter, Thomas; Wilson, Morris – 1994
The goal of the district assessment program of the Des Moines (Iowa) school district is to provide information which improves teaching and increases learning. Students participate in a number of assessment activities, including norm-referenced, standardized tests, college entrance examinations, Advanced Placement Tests, the district's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Criterion Referenced Tests
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
Richard Rothstein's booklet "What Do We Know About Declining (Or Rising) Student Achievement?" claims that anecdotes about past educational practices are unreliable and difficult to relate to today's schools. Curricula and tests change; so do student populations. There are no solid historical measures, including three well-known…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational History