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DeGrow, Ben; Klingler, Ronald – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2017
The 2016 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card is the third edition in a series of analyses designed to measure high school performance. The first report was published in 2012 (ED541512) and was followed by a 2014 analysis (ED560065). This report is a school-level assessment of academic performance based on a four-year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Schools, High School Students, Standardized Tests
Spalding, Audrey; DeGrow, Ben – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2016
This is the Mackinac Center's fourth school report card and covers elementary and middle schools. A similar report card was published in 2013, and this edition includes two years' worth of new data. A unique characteristic of this report card is that takes into consideration the "context" of a school when assessing its performance.…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Educational Assessment, Regression (Statistics), Academic Achievement
Spalding, Audrey – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2014
The 2014 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card is the Mackinac Center's second effort to measure high school performance. The first high school assessment was published in 2012, followed by the Center's 2013 elementary and middle school report card, which used a similar methodology to evaluate school performance. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing
Van Beek, Michael – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2013
This study is an examination of Florida and Michigan's performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress's (NAEP) standardized test, often referred to as "the nation's report card." Immediately prior to and during Florida's immense improvement on these scores from the past 15 years, the state made substantial changes to its…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Assessment, Achievement Rating, Educational Improvement
Spalding, Audrey – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2013
The Michigan Context and Performance Report Card measures school performance by adjusting standardized test scores to account for student background. Comparing schools using unadjusted test scores ignores the significant relationship between academic performance and student socioeconomic background--a dynamic outside a school's control. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Regression (Statistics), Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis
Van Beek, Michael; Bowen, Daniel; Mills, Jonathan – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2012
Assessing a high school's effectiveness is not straightforward. Comparing a school's standardized test scores to those of other schools is one approach to measuring effectiveness, but a major objection to this method is that students' test scores tend to be related to students' "socioeconomic" status--family household income, for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Lunch Programs, Income