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Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
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Ryser, Gail R.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Gifted Child Today, 2014
Using assessment data to determine student growth has become an integral part of the accountability movement, and researchers and educators are currently examining how new rules impact the academic assessment of gifted learners. In 2008, the Association for the Gifted's Annual Symposium at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention focused on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accountability, Models, Student Development
Carey, Kevin; Manwaring, Robert – Education Sector, 2011
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools were held almost exclusively accountable for absolute levels of student performance. But that meant that even schools that were making great strides with students were still labeled as "failing," just because the students had not yet made it all the way to a "proficient" level…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Public Policy
Eaton, Susan; Chirichigno, Gina – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011
This is the third in a series of briefs summarizing findings from the newest and most rigorous research related to racial and socioeconomic diversity in public schools. The studies on which this brief is based were published recently in three special issues of the peer-reviewed journal, "Teachers College Record," edited by Professors…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Public Schools, Social Influences, Academic Achievement
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Schochet, Peter Z. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
For RCTs of education interventions, it is often of interest to estimate associations between student and mediating teacher practice outcomes, to examine the extent to which the study's conceptual model is supported by the data, and to identify specific mediators that are most associated with student learning. This paper develops statistical power…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Intervention, Teacher Influence, Teaching Methods
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Rucinski, Daisy Arredondo; Bauch, Patricia A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: A 34-item Likert-type survey instrument, The Reflective, Ethical, and Moral Assessment Survey (REMAS), measuring perceptions of use of reflective, ethical and moral dispositions and leadership practices was developed. Items, component factors, and results of the self-assessment of graduates from an educational leadership preparation…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Graduates, Program Effectiveness, Factor Analysis
Barton, Paul E. – 2001
This report presents a new analysis of student achievement scores and educational progress for states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Results based on score quartiles show that states are generally making more progress in mathematics achievement than in reading, good readers are getting better at the same time weak readers are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Minneapolis Public Schools, MN. Program Evaluation Services. – 1989
A preliminary report on the California Achievement Tests (CAT) performance of students attending the Public School Academy (PSA) in Minneapolis (Minnesota) in 1988-89 is presented. The performance of students in grades 2-4 on the CAT reading comprehension and mathematics computation subtests and the performance of students in grade 4 on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Mathematics Tests
Ratcliff, James L.; And Others – 1991
This report presents the findings of the application of the Differential Coursework Patterns (DCP) cluster analytic model to the tests and transcripts of a combined sample of 1987-88 and 1988-89 graduating seniors at Evergreen State College (Washington). The project found that enrollment in different patterns of programs was consistently…
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, College Outcomes Assessment, College Seniors, Curriculum Research
Institute for Independent Education, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1990
Median test scores on the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) for many District of Columbia public schools declined substantially in 1990, although this decline was not evident in reports from school officials. These declines occurred at elementary, junior high, and senior high school levels, in grades 6, 9, and 11, respectively. They also…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Ethnic Distribution, Scores
Allen, Henriette L.; Tadlock, James A. – 1987
This report describes various components of the process of disaggregating student achievement data and provides examples of each component. Information is provided to allow school districts to conduct their own school effectiveness evaluation. Results of the California Achievement Tests form one of the bases of the analysis. The underlying…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education