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Krieg, John M. – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act imposes sanctions on schools if the fraction of each of five racial groups of students demonstrating proficiency on a high stakes exam falls below a statewide pass rate. This system places pressure on school administrators to redirect educational resources from groups of students most likely to demonstrate proficiency…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Sanctions, Federal Legislation
Joireman, Jeff; Abbott, Martin L. – 2001
This report examines the overlap between student test results on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). The two tests were compared and contrasted in terms of content and measurement philosophy, and analyses studied the statistical relationship between the ITBS and the WASL. The ITBS assesses…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics