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Goldhaber, Dan; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
In the summer of 2013, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued public, highly-visible ratings of teacher education programs as part of their ambitious and controversial Teacher Prep Review. We provide the first empirical examination of NCTQ ratings, beginning with a descriptive overview of the ratings and documentation of how they…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education Programs, Intervention, Teacher Effectiveness
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Definitions, Tables (Data), Longitudinal Studies
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Error Patterns
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Jacob, Brian A.; Levitt, Steven D. – Education Next, 2004
This article describes the results of a three-year investigation into cheating by school personnel. The goals of this research were to measure the prevalence of cheating by teachers and administrators and to analyze the factors that predict cheating. Using data on test scores and student records from the Chicago Public Schools, the authors…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Student Records, Statistical Analysis, School Personnel
Grandy, Jerilee – 1984
This study analyzed existing Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and selected student background variables to answer the following seven questions about students planning to major in the humanitiess and related social sciences: (1) Have SAT and GRE scores for these students declined? (2) In what ways have…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Ethnic Groups
Boldt, Robert F. – 1972
This paper describes several situations in which generalization of statistical results is not possible by representative sampling but which is attempted using corrections for selection of groups. The situations include hiring, admissions, differential classification, guidance, test score equating, and test score scaling. Evidence of inaccuracies…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, Aptitude Tests, Competitive Selection
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Baratz-Snowden, Joan – Change, 1987
The performance of black students on standardized tests is still significantly below that of their white counterparts. Data on black performance on standardized tests and trends on the factors that affect that performance are examined. The OERI study on Poverty, Achievement and the Distribution of Compensatory Education Services is discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education