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Lyons, Douglas; Niblock, Andrew W. – Independent School, 2014
Independent schools are, for the most part, exempt from mandatory participation in standardized tests designed for state and federal comparisons, nor are they required to take part in comparative international assessments. The anxiety in the broader culture, however, is driving a growing interest among independent school parents (and prospective…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Craig, Holly K.; Zhang, Lingling; Hensel, Stephanie L.; Quinn, Erin J. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2009
Purpose: In this study, the authors evaluated the contribution made by dialect shifting to reading achievement test scores of African American English (AAE)-speaking students when controlling for the effects of socioeconomic status (SES), general oral language abilities, and writing skills. Method: Participants were 165 typically developing…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, North American English, Black Dialects
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
Fagergren, Peter J. – Online Submission, 2003
Academic achievement under a four-day school week is compared to the traditional five-day school week. Test scores from the CAT [California Achievement Test], ITBS [Iowa Test of Basic Skills], TASK [Stanford Test of Academic Skills], SAT [Stanford Achievement Test], TAP [Tests of Academic Proficiency], and MAT [Metropolitan Achievement Test] were…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Secondary School Students
Cannell, John Jacob – 1989
American school officials almost invariably compare local and national achievement through one of the following norm-referenced tests: (1) the California Achievement Test; (2) the Stanford Achievement Test; (3) the Metropolitan Achievement Test; (4) the Science Research Associates Test; (5) the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills; and (6) the Iowa…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Cheating
Magliacano, Karen – 1994
A study was conducted to determine whether or not a child who is older when entering school performs better on reading readiness and achievement tests than a younger child. Two samples of second grade students from a middle class community in Bloomfield, New Jersey, were established by examining the ages of all the children in the cohort. Sample A…
Descriptors: Age, Age Grade Placement, Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Testing. – 1984
Analysis of the available data suggests that New York's elementary and secondary schools, taken as a whole, compiled a good record of achievement during the 1982-83 school year. Three kinds of test data were analyzed. One was the result of a study which involved the collection of scores on three commercially available standardized tests: the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Elementary Secondary Education, National Norms
Dearborn Public Schools, MI. – 1982
The purpose of the fifth annual Dearborn Achievement Test Score report is to summarize and to help interpret the test results so that Dearborn citizens and educators will have a better understanding of the educational achievements of Dearborn students. The District-wide Testing Program assesses reading readiness, scholastic aptitude, academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Curriculum Development, Reading Skills
Easton, John Q.; Washington, Elois D. – 1982
The effects of students taking different levels of the same standardized achievement test were assessed by administering two levels of the same test to each student. The functional level of the test was taken by all students. The second level of testing was randomly assigned at the adjacent higher or lower level of the test. Functional level…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Pilot Projects, Reading Achievement, Scores
Schmidt, William H. – 1978
A taxonomy was developed for classifying instructional materials in fourth grade mathematics, as well as the content of actual classroom instruction and of achievement tests. The taxonomy is defined by the intersection of three factors and results in 468 cells: (1) mode of presentation (for example, use of graphs, tables, story problems)--3…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classification, Content Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation
Freeman, Donald; And Others – 1979
To help teachers in comparing the content of their instruction with the content of standardized tests, a taxonomy of elementary school mathematics was developed. The taxonomy consisted of matrix with three dimensions; (1) mode of presentation (how questions are asked); (2) nature of material (type of numbers or mathematical terms); and (3)…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classification, Content Analysis, Curriculum Development
Donlon, Thomas F.; And Others – 1977
The content of selected major achievement tests is examined for bias in the frequency of references to the male and the female sex. The performance of males and females is contrasted on each item considered, and the relationships between item content and the performance differences is surveyed. The tests used in this study include the Metropolitan…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
Riley, Gerald R. – 1977
The Wichita Follow Through Project (Tucson Early Education Model) involved kindergarten through third grade pupils from low and middle income families in four elementary schools. The 1975-76 longitudinal evaluation was based primarily on results from the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (grades three-six). Also included were the Metropolitan Readiness…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education
Perlman, Carole L.; And Others – 1984
This paper provides school personnel with a practical outline for selecting an appropriate standardized achievement battery by describing the test selection procedures developed by a large metropolitan school system. The system needed a new achievement test battery which would reflect recent curriculum changes and provide for grade level testing.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Bianchini, John C.; Vale, Carol A. – 1975
The Anchor Test Study (ATS) yielded equating tables for vocabulary, reading comprehension, and total reading scores for eight commonly used reading tests at the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels. Because of the original ATS sampling design which resulted in a nationally representative sample of school children at those grades, the equating tables…
Descriptors: Bias, Black Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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