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Schuster, Bernard G. – Foreign Language Annals, 2005
What happens to English academic achievement when valued class time is devoted to a foreign language in the elementary schools (FLES) program? Is there a reduction in achievement as suggested by a time-on-task hypothesis, or is there some form of compensation, as suggested by additive bilingualism? The school district in this study started a FLES…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, School Districts, FLES, Academic Achievement
Dean, Paul; And Others – 1992
This paper is the second report on the purpose, methodology, and results of a large-scale statistical analysis of standardized test scores from Chicago public elementary schools for 1988 and 1989. Major purposes were to develop methods for measuring student improvement (change) at the individual and school levels, to find ways of identifying…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
Austin Independent School District, TX. – 1982
Designed for parents of kindergarten and elementary school children in Austin, Texas, this brochure explains the structure and function of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. A question and answer format is used to provide information on the scope and purposes of the tests, grade level differences in testing, meaning and accuracy of the scores, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Educational Testing, Elementary Education
Drahozal, Edward C. – 1986
This paper argues that the standard "When it is expected that a test will be used to make norm-referenced assessments of groups rather than individuals, normative data based on appropriate group statistics should be provided," which was considered secondary in the 1985 "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Point Average