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Title Improving student achievement : what state NAEP test scores tell us / David Grissmer [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2000.


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Description 1 online resource (xl, 271 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-271).
Contents The state NAEP achievement results and state family and educational characteristics -- Review of the literature -- Methodology -- Trends in state scores -- Estimating scores across states for students from similar families -- Effects of state educational policies -- Assessing the cost-effectiveness of different resource utilizations.
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Summary Why do students have different achievement levels across states? Is math achievement improving across states? Differences in average achievement levels across states are mainly traceable to differing family characteristics. However, students from similar families also score differently across states. These differences are related to differences in resource levels and in how resources are spent. States with high spending per pupil, lower pupil-teacher ratios, higher participation in public prekindergarten and higher reported teacher resources have higher achievement. Disadvantaged children are the most sensitive to low resource, and additional resources could substantially their scores. Between-state, rather than within-state, differences in resources appear to be the main reason for inequitable resource levels for students of lower socioeconomic status. The conclusion is that significant math gains are occurring across most states that cannot be traced to resource changes, that the rate of gain varies significantly by state, and that reform efforts are the likely cause of these gains. The results certainly challenge the traditional view of public education as "unreformable."
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject School improvement programs -- Government policy -- United States -- States.
Academic achievement -- Government policy -- United States -- States.
Academic achievement -- United States -- States -- Evaluation.
Educational tests and measurements -- United States -- States -- Statistics.
EDUCATION -- Evaluation.
STUDY AIDS -- Tests.
EDUCATION -- Testing & Measurement.
Educational tests and measurements -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00903691
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Theory & Practice of Education.
Social Sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Statistics. (OCoLC)fst01423727
Added Author Grissmer, David W. (David Waltz), 1941-
Other Form: Print version: Improving student achievement. Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2000 0833025619 (DLC) 00041481 (OCoLC)44131775
ISBN 058538391X (electronic bk.)
9780585383910 (electronic bk.)
9780833043276 (electronic bk.)
0833043277 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MR-924-EDU
Standard No. AU@ 000051329011
AU@ 000061154600
DEBBG BV043101259
DEBBG BV044140713
DEBSZ 422510386
GBVCP 1008647616
GBVCP 800825675

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