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Fina, Anthony D.; Dunbar, Stephen B.; Welch, Catherine J. – Educational Assessment, 2018
As states evaluate whether they should continue with their current assessment program or adopt next-generation college readiness assessments, it is important to ascertain the degree to which current high school assessments can be used for college readiness interpretations. In this study, we examined the ability of a state assessment to serve as an…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Benchmarking, Grade Point Average, Reading Tests
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Cao, Thuy Hong; Jung, Jae Yup; Lee, Jihyun – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Assessment is a crucial component of gifted education. Not only does it facilitate the recognition of the potential and specific needs of gifted students, it also monitors the progress and growth of gifted students, and allows for the evaluation of gifted education programs. In the present review, we synthesize the literature on assessment in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Talent
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2017
"Exploring Texas's Private Education Sector" is the eighth entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about Texas's accredited private schools from a first-of-its-kind survey about these types of choice programs and more to Texas's private K-12 schools in collaboration with the Texas Catholic…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2016
"Exploring Arizona's Private Education Sector" is the seventh installment in our "School Survey Series." EdChoice Director of State Research and Policy Analysis Andrew Catt surveyed Arizona private school leaders about the state's educational choice programs, especially its Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, as well as their…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Iowa Department of Education, 2016
This 27th edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" includes a rich set of information to evaluate the current status of the education system in Iowa. Data in the report provide important information about Iowa's students, teachers and schools from multiple perspectives. It includes information such as demographic…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
Iowa Department of Education, 2015
The 2015 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" includes a rich set of information about the status of Iowa's K-12 education system. The report provides valuable feedback about Iowa's students, educators and school districts across a number of statewide measures. They include changes in student populations and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
Iowa Department of Education, 2014
The 2014 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" marks the 25th anniversary of the report. Much has changed in the passing quarter century since the 1st edition was released in 1990. Most importantly, the "Condition of Education Report" allows the citizens of Iowa to explore trend data and determine what has…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
McNutt, Stephen Bishop – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Written at a time when the number of students taking standardized tests in U.S. public schools is at an all-time high, this dissertation presents and analyzes the contribution of standardized testing to intellectual identity formation as portrayed within the oral histories of four adults from the post-"A Nation at Risk" (1983) and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Discourse Analysis, Oral History
Iowa Department of Education, 2013
The Annual Condition of Education Report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results, and school financial information. The report provides important metrics to the education community about the status of the education system.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends
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Gill, Brian; Bruch, Julie; Booker, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2013
States and school districts are exploring alternatives to state tests for measuring teachers' contributions to student learning. One approach applies statistical value-added methods to alternative student assessments such as commercially available tests and end-of course tests. The evidence suggests that these methods can reliably distinguish…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Evaluation Methods, Educational Testing
Iowa Department of Education, 2013
The 2013 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" provides a rich tapestry of information about Iowa's education system. The data presented in the report examines longitudinal trends about Iowa's students, teachers, and schools from many perspectives. Information such as demographic characteristics, assessment results,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
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Kolen, Michael J.; Wang, Tianyou; Lee, Won-Chan – International Journal of Testing, 2012
Composite scores are often formed from test scores on educational achievement test batteries to provide a single index of achievement over two or more content areas or two or more item types on that test. Composite scores are subject to measurement error, and as with scores on individual tests, the amount of error variability typically depends on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Error of Measurement
Iowa Department of Education, 2011
The Annual Condition of Education Report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results, and school financial information. A few examples of the categories presented in this 22nd edition report include: (1) Enrollment; (2) Early…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Annual Reports, State Surveys
Sedere, Upali M. – Online Submission, 2010
Stress is simply the body's response to changes that create taxing demands. When one cannot cope with it, these cause distresses. Stress is not always bad. The manageable stress motivates individuals to achieve what he/she wishes to achieve. When one can cope with stress it is called "eustress" which is good. Education in many countries…
Descriptors: Failure, Fear, Anxiety, Stress Management
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Gill, Brian; Bruch, Julie; Booker, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2013
States are increasingly interested in including measures of student achievement growth, or "value- added," in evaluating teachers. Annual state assessments, however, which are the typical measure of student growth, usually cover only reading and math teachers and only in grades 4-8. These state assessments thus cannot …
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Evaluation Methods, Educational Testing
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