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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Ehrlich, Stacy; Midouhas, Emily; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Massachusetts policymakers have expressed concern about the consistently lower scores of Hispanic students, compared to other subgroups, on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). This summary describes a larger report that examines Hispanic high school students' performance on the MCAS tests in English language arts and…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Sanchez, Maria Teresa; Ehrlich, Stacy; Midouhas, Emily; O'Dwyer, Laura – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
Massachusetts policymakers recently expressed a desire to better understand Hispanic student achievement patterns in their state. Scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests have consistently revealed a gap in performance between Hispanic students and students from other subgroups, a gap corresponding to national…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Buckley, Katie; Ehrlich, Stacy; Midouhas, Emily; Brodesky, Amy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
This report describes the mathematics performance of grade 4 students with disabilities across schools categorized by need-to-resource capacity and compares their performance by school with that of general education students across New York State from 2003 to 2005. Three research questions are examined: (1) What is the mathematics performance of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Disabilities, Grade 4
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Ehrlich, Stacy; Buckley, Katie; Midouhas, Emily; Brodesky, Amy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
Across the country states and school districts need to improve the mathematics performance of students with disabilities. This population of students increased since the 1970s, and there have also been changes in education expectations and accountability under the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Acts of 1997 and 2004…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Louie, Josephine; Ehrlich, Stacy – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2008
Using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), this report examines how gender gaps differ between Vermont NAEP scores and U.S. NAEP scores and between Vermont NAEP and NECAP scores in grades 4 and 8. Overall and disaggregated by poverty and disability status, gender…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, National Competency Tests, Measures (Individuals), Effect Size