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Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2010
Asian American students, who comprise almost 5% of public school students in the U.S., are a very diverse group. In the aggregate, Asian Americans often have the highest achievement on state tests among major racial/ethnic subgroups. But this overall high performance can sometimes lead educators and policymakers to overlook the needs of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Asian American Students, Achievement Tests
McMurrer, Jennifer; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2011
This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, examines trends in the achievement of high school students on the state reading/English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests used for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In most states, these tests are first administered in grade…
Descriptors: High School Students, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, American Indians
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2011
Over the past few decades, concerns have escalated about the quality of education in the U.S. for students in the middle grades. Children entering adolescence have unique educational, social, and emotional needs. How effectively the nation is educating these students has long been a topic of research and debate. This study by the Center on…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Accountability, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2010
More than one-fifth of the nation's public school students are Latino. By 2025, the share of Latino children is projected to increase to nearly 3 in 10 school-age children (Fry & Passel, 2009). The fast-growing Latino student population will shape the nation's future, so it is critical that these students are well-prepared for college,…
Descriptors: Test Results, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Kober, Nancy; Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
After eight years of implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and other school reforms, how much progress have states, school districts, and schools made in raising achievement for students from all backgrounds and closing achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income, and gender? To help answer this question, the Center on…
Descriptors: Income, Federal Legislation, American Indians, Academic Achievement
Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2009
A main goal of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is to close gaps in test scores between different groups of students while raising achievement for all groups. Of particular concern are the persistent achievement gaps between African American, Latino, and Native American students and their white and Asian counterparts, and between students from…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2010
One out of every six public school students in the U.S. is African American. The achievement of African American students as a group will have a significant impact on the nation's economic strength and social well-being. This brief looks at the performance of African American students on state reading and mathematics tests and considers the policy…
Descriptors: African American Students, Mathematics Tests, Scores, Achievement Gains
Center on Education Policy, 2010
Hawaii showed improvement in reading and math in grade 8 at the basic, proficient, and advanced levels for Asian and white students, low income students, and boys and girls. Gains in math tended to be larger than in reading. Trends in closing achievement gaps were mixed. Comparable data were available from 2007 through 2009. (Contains 9 tables.)…
Descriptors: Low Income, State Standards, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Maryland received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their turnaround efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) G. James Gholson Middle School; and (2) Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School. The experiences of…
Descriptors: Grants, School Turnaround, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
Scott, Caitlin; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Michigan received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Phoenix Elementary-Middle School; and (2) Arthur Hill High School. The experiences of these…
Descriptors: Grants, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Case Studies
Center on Education Policy, 2010
The District's demographics are such that achievement trends could only be determined for African American, male and female, and low income subgroups. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Washington, DC students showed gains in both reading and math at the basic, proficient, and advanced levels…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in South Dakota for 2010. South Dakota's demographic profile is such that, with the exception of Native American students, there are fewer than 500 students in the racial/ethnic subgroups at the various grade levels, and therefore these groups are too small to count for this…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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
Center on Education Policy, 2010
Georgia has made some changes in its testing program in recent years. As a result, trend data were only available for reading in grades 4 and 8 from 2006 through 2009, and only at the proficient and advanced levels. In math, data were only available for the high school level from 2004 through 2009. Achievement data for low income students were…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in West Virginia for 2010. West Virginia administered new assessments in 2009, so comparisons to earlier years could not be made for the sake of discerning trends in subgroup achievement and gaps. Data on student achievement from earlier years are presented. (Contains 9 tables.)…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Scores, Profiles, Academic Achievement
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