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Achilles, C. M.; DuVall, Lloyd – 1983
Pupils at three elementary schools and one junior high school among Area 1 inner-city schools of St. Louis Missouri, were identified as scoring well below norms on standardized tests. An effort to change the educational programs at these schools netted financial support and the creation of Project SHAL (named for the schools involved). Inservice…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing, Educational Change
Broderius, Bruce W.; And Others – 1985
The effectiveness of an instructional improvement project in the Greeley-Evans Schools, Colorado, was studied. Teachers were provided inservice education in a class called the Essentials of Instruction. Recognizing that receiving training was not the same as being an implementer of the innovation, the Levels of Use instrument identified teachers…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 5
Green, Donald Ross; Langhorst, Beth Hoover – 1986
The passage dependence of an item refers to the degree to which it is necessary to read the associated passage in order to be able to answer that item correctly. This paper studies the value of obtaining data about passage dependence in the construction of reading comprehension achievement tests. Passage dependence indices were examined in several…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Correlation, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 10
Halpin, Gerald; And Others – 1984
The effects of a test coaching program, "Scoring High on the California Achievement Test," were investigated with a sample of 876 students in grades 1, 2, 4, and 5. Multivariate analyses of variance were used to determine the effects of the program, grade level, sex, and race. Significant differences in favor of the Scoring High program…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Cost Estimates, Elementary Education
Gastright, Joseph F. – 1985
This descriptive study investigates the variability in the curriculum pacing decisions of classroom teachers. The effects on the reading achievement and performance gains of first and second grade students in a compensatory education program program are examined. Data were collected from: (1) the Metropolitan Readiness Test results used to select…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Basal Reading, Cohort Analysis
Manning, Maryann; And Others – 1985
The results of different types of reading achievement measures were compared for 58 low-income urban black third graders. Two formal tests were administered: the norm-referenced California Achievement Tests (CAT), and the criterion-referenced Alabama Basic Competency Test (ABCT). Informal measures included the Houghton-Mifflin Informal Reading…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Achievement Rating, Black Students, Cloze Procedure
Allen, Henriette L.; Tadlock, James A. – 1986
From a sample of 6,000 pupils in a Tennessee school district, this study relates the variables of gender, social class, and number of parents in student households to achievement on a norm-referenced test. Charts presenting data findings comprise three-fourths of the document. Investigation was motivated by studies that connect student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Structure, Learning Problems