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Warne, Russell T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Above-level testing is the practice of administering aptitude or academic achievement tests that are designed for typical students in higher grades or older age-groups to gifted or high-achieving students. Although widely accepted in gifted education, above-level testing has not been subject to careful psychometric scrutiny. In this study, I…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Matter, M. Kevin; And Others – 1992
In the spring of 1992, all students in the elementary schools and middle schools of the Cherry Creek Schools (Colorado) participated in Read-On Write-On (ROWO). A random sample of 20 percent of the 3,542 papers from grades 1-8) from each school was collected and sent to the Assessment and Evaluation Office for scoring. Each paper (above grade 1)…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Black Students, Child Development, Elementary Education
Houston Independent School District, 2016
According to the Texas Education Code ยง29.121 and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board Policy, Gifted and Talented (G/T) students are "those identified by professionally qualified persons, who perform at, or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age,…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Gifted Education, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Bennie, Katrina H. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Multiple predictors of academic outcomes in children have been identified and studied including gender, level of parental support, family structure, and age. Though the concepts of self-concept, self-esteem, and teacher perception of the student-teacher relationship have been studied in depth, their study as predictors of academic outcomes,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
Houston Independent School District, 2016
This report provides a summary of the Home Instruction of Parents with Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program activities and its effectiveness for Houston Independent School District (HISD) student participants. A total of 637 three to five-year children, along with their parents, participated in the HISD HIPPY program during the 2015-2016 academic…
Descriptors: Home Instruction, Preschool Children, Home Visits, Parent Participation
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
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Iowa for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Iowa had data for racial/ethnic subgroups, low income students, and boys and girls at the proficient and advanced levels. Trends at the proficient and advanced levels were…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Krieg, John M. – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act imposes sanctions on schools if the fraction of each of five racial groups of students demonstrating proficiency on a high stakes exam falls below a statewide pass rate. This system places pressure on school administrators to redirect educational resources from groups of students most likely to demonstrate proficiency…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Sanctions, Federal Legislation
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students