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Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 1981
The sixth report required by the Maryland Educational Accountability Act contains information about goals for Maryland public education and progress toward those goals. The first section explains accountability, the Maryland Accountability Act, and limitations of current instruments for measuring learning progress. The central purpose of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Annual Reports, Basic Skills
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 1982
The seventh report required by the Maryland Educational Accountability Act contains information about goals for Maryland public education and progress toward those goals. The first section explains accountability, the Maryland Accountability Act, and limitations of current instruments for measuring learning progress. The central purpose of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Annual Reports, Basic Skills
Daly, Joseph L.; Richburg, Robert W. – 1984
To gather longitudinal student achievement data from schools utilizing the four-day week, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) grade equivalent scores were obtained in 1984 from five rural Colorado school districts for four consecutive years--two years prior to and two years following the districts' change to the shortened week. A first analysis…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classes (Groups of Students), Elementary Education, Grade 3
Zakariya, Sally Banks – American School Board Journal, 1984
Adopting a new series of tests can raise student test scores. Scores can also be inflated by ensuring certain students do not take specific tests or by not counting some scores. Dramatic rises in standardized scores are likely to be accompanied by skepticism. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Scores
Andersen, Susan R. – American School Board Journal, 1993
Describes a week of testing 28 second graders. Points out how much classroom time testing consumes, how frustrating it is for teachers, and how emotionally trying it is for young students and their families. Maintains that all children operate at different developmental levels in different skills and should not be compared to each other. (MLF)
Descriptors: Child Development, Grade 2, Primary Education, Standardized Tests