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Center on Education Policy, 2010
In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Colorado students showed gains in reading at the proficient level for racial/ethnic subgroups, low income students, and boys and girls. There were slight declines or flat trends for almost all subgroups at the advanced level in reading. In math, gains were…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Zimmer, Ron; Gill, Brian; Booker, Kevin; Lavertu, Stephane; Sass, Tim R.; Witte, John – RAND Corporation, 2009
The first U.S. charter school opened in 1992, and the scale of the charter movement has since grown to 4,000 schools and more than a million students in 40 states plus the District of Columbia. With this growth has also come a contentious debate about the effects of the schools on their own students and on students in nearby traditional public…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Research Methodology, Probability, Student Characteristics
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Disabilities, Gender Differences, Achievement Tests