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Garelick, Barry – Education Next, 2006
In December of 2004, media outlets across the country were abuzz with news of the just-released results of the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests. Once again despite highly publicized efforts to reform American math education over the past two decades, the United States did little better than average. Taken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, School Restructuring, Pilot Projects
Fisher, Margaret A. – 1981
The purpose of this practicum was to develop and implement a remedial mathematics program to improve the basic mathematics skills of seventh-grade students at Nathan B. Young Junior High School who fail to master the required minimal objectives on the seventh-grade "Criterion Referenced Test" (CRT). Target students were screened for…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Research, Grade 7
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Management and Planning Services. – 1980
Results of the fifth year of testing by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction are presented. In 1980, objective-referenced tests in mathematics and reading were given to a sample of Wisconsin's public school students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Students were also given the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) in mathematics, reading,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment
Freeman, Donald; And Others – 1979
To help teachers in comparing the content of their instruction with the content of standardized tests, a taxonomy of elementary school mathematics was developed. The taxonomy consisted of matrix with three dimensions; (1) mode of presentation (how questions are asked); (2) nature of material (type of numbers or mathematical terms); and (3)…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classification, Content Analysis, Curriculum Development
Harmatuck, L. – 1977
Nearly 15,000 Wisconsin public school students in grades 4, 8, and 12 were tested in Spring, 1977, as part of the Wisconsin Pupil Assessment Program. Objectives were: (1) to measure student progress in attaining specific mathematics objectives; (2) to determine how students compared nationally in reading, language, and mathematics; and (3) to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends
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Mandeville, Garrett K.; Anderson, Lorin W. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1987
School effectiveness indices based on regressing achievement test scores onto earlier scores and a socioeconomic status measure were obtained for South Carolina students in grades one to four. Results were unstable across grades, and grade-to-grade correlations were more significant for mathematics achievement than for reading. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Achievement
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 1978
The 1978 Wisconsin assessment program, involving students in grades 4, 8, and 12, focused upon: (1) state-developed tests referenced to state objectives for computation and everyday money and measurement skills; (2) the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills: mathematics, reading, and language; (3) comparison of results of the 1976, 1977, and 1978…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Basic Skills, Computation
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
This 5-year longitudinal randomized study focused on the effects of a dropout prevention program implemented at two urban high schools. The program incorporated the characteristics of personalization found in previous research to have some positive effects, and typical of the type of programs implemented in many high schools nationwide. The…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Urban Schools, High Schools, Dropout Programs
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Saracho, Olivia N. – American Educational Research Journal, 1982
The effects of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on basic skills achievement and attitudes toward instruction were compared for two groups of third- through sixth-grade Spanish-speaking migrant children. Results indicated that students who used CAI had greater achievement gains, but students in the non-CAI program had more favorable attitudes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education
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Leinhardt, Gaea; Seewald, Andrea Mar – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1981
In studying the effectiveness of different instructional programs, a criterion measure can favor one of the programs because there is greater overlap between the content covered on the test and in that program. This overlap can be measured using teacher estimates or teacher estimates combined with curriculum analysis. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities
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Karweit, Nancy; Slavin, Robert E. – American Educational Research Journal, 1981
The consequences of using alternative measures of time and achievement are examined in an observational study of 18 elementary school classes. The extent to which choice of the same model linking time and learning for all students was implicated in the inconsistent results is examined. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Elementary Education
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Yen, Wendy M. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1993
Results from the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program for 5,392 elementary school students and from the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (multiple choice) for a national sample are used to explore local item independence (LID) of test items. Some strategies are suggested for measuring LID in performance assessments. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Equations (Mathematics)