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McBee, Matthew T.; Peters, Scott J.; Waterman, Craig – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Best practice in gifted and talented identification procedures involves making decisions on the basis of multiple measures. However, very little research has investigated the impact of different methods of combining multiple measures. This article examines the consequences of the conjunctive ("and"), disjunctive/complementary…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Correlation
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Federal Legislation, Testing Programs, Academic Achievement
Easton, John Q.; Correa, Macarena; Luppescu, Stuart; Park, Hye-Sook; Ponisciak, Stephen; Rosenkranz, Todd; Sporte, Susan – 2003
For several decades, the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) held the preeminent role in measuring student and school performance in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Illinois. In the context of the No Child Left Behind act and new calls for accountability, the CPS has decided to include results from the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests
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Yin, Ping; Brennan, Robert L. – International Journal of Testing, 2002
Studied longitudinal changes in performance at both the student and school district level in major content areas of a widely used norm-referenced grade-level testing program. Used data from grades 3 to 4 and from 7 to 8 of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (in Iowa). Reports descriptive statistics and empirical norms and reliability estimates for…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
Tyler, Doris – 2001
In the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is administered to all third grade students each year. The ITBS, which is one of the assessments used as a screening tool for the Academically Gifted Program, was given to approximately 7,700 third graders in 2000. The ITBS can be given as a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Joireman, Jeff; Abbott, Martin L. – 2001
This report examines the overlap between student test results on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). The two tests were compared and contrasted in terms of content and measurement philosophy, and analyses studied the statistical relationship between the ITBS and the WASL. The ITBS assesses…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Assessment and Evaluation Unit. – 1995
Results from the component tests of the New Mexico Statewide Articulated Assessment System, an elementary-level assessment, are presented. The New Mexico Achievement Assessment, uses the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills to assess the achievement of students in grades 3, 5 and 8. Score increases were seen for students in grade 3 in mathematics, in grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 1996
In the 1995-96 school year, the 16th year of the Arizona Pupil Achievement Testing Program, the state Board of Education mandated testing for grades 4, 7, and 10. The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) were administered at grades 4 and 7, and the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP) at grade 10. Test scores are reported by subject, subtest,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Grade 10
Deeter, Thomas; Prine, Don – 1998
As part of its academic testing program, the Des Moines Public Schools administer standardized, norm-referenced achievement tests. The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) is a norm-referenced standardized test battery that is administered to students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7. In the 1997-98 school year, over 415 (approximately 5%) of the students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Wilson, Linda Dager; Zhang, Liru – 1998
This study is based on data from a state-wide assessment that included both multiple-choice and constructed-response items. The intent of the study was to see whether item types make a difference in gender results. The items on both tests were categorized according to whether they assessed procedural knowledge, concepts, problem solving, or…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Constructed Response, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Mangino, Evangelina; And Others – 1989
The academic achievement of students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) is reported using their scores on the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS), the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP), the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), and the Scholastic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Annual Reports, Criterion Referenced Tests
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
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 1992
This first report of the Arizona State Department of Education on the progress of the Arizona Student Assessment Program (ASAP) includes results of the March 1992 Pilot Assessment and contains a profile of Arizona student achievement. The first administration of the ASAP fulfills the legislative requirement of pilot testing. The report also…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 1991
Test results are presented from the 11th year of the Arizona Pupil Achievement Testing Program, administered as mandated by the state legislature, which requires that a nationally standardized norm-referenced achievement test in reading, grammar, and mathematics be given to students in grades 2 through 11, with representative samples tested in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 1992
Test results are presented for the Arizona Pupil Achievement Testing Program for fall 1991. In the 1991-92 school year, the state legislature mandated that only grades 4, 7, and 11 be tested. Although school districts could elect to test other grades, results in this report represent only tests for grades 4, 7, and 11 on either the Iowa Tests of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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