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by Vi-Nhuan Le - 2020
This study conducted a meta-analysis with 21 studies to estimate the effects of student-level cash incentives on test performance.

by Christian Fischer, Brandon Foster, Ayana McCoy, Frances Lawrenz, Chris Dede, Arthur Eisenkraft, Barry Fishman, Kim Frumin & Abigail Levy - 2020
This quantitative study examines relationships between student performance and student, teacher, teaching, teacher professional development, and school characteristics in the context of a large-scale, top-down, nationwide curriculum and examination reform across multiple science disciplines and different stages of the reform. Levers to improve student performance include teachers’ perceived administrative support, self-efficacy, teaching experience, elements of classroom instruction, and selected aspects of professional development participation.

by Rachel Roegman, David Allen & Thomas Hatch - 2019
This article analyzes the outcomes of the work of five districts that have identified racial inequities in AP participation and developed initiatives to address these initiatives. To do this, the authors analyze district policy, participation data, and performance data over five years through the lens of color-blind racism.

by James Soland - 2018
This study examines whether test motivation differs by student subgroup, and if those differences may introduce bias into achievement gap estimates.

by Ethan Hutt & Jack Schneider - 2018
This article offers an historical analysis of the structural and cultural aspects of American education that helps explain the durability of standardized testing in the face of more than a century of persistent criticism.

by Rhonda Bondie & Akane Zusho - 2017
This qualitative case study examines the use of All Learners Learning Every Day instructional routines related to small group discussions and self-regulated learning with English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities in a high-stakes testing environment.

by Allison Roda - 2017
This paper analyzes the different ways in which white parents and parents of color conceive of good parenting in the era of high-stakes testing. It demonstrates the processes that help to produce inequities in our current educational system related to race, class, and G&T identification.

by Federico Waitoller & Barbara Pazey - 2016
This article examines the tensions that can materialize at the intersection of high-stakes accountability assessments and the rights of parents of students with dis/abilities.

by Robert Cotto Jr. - 2016
Connecticut experienced two major changes in testing policy for children with disabilities that played a major role in conclusions about educational progress in the state. The responses to these changes in testing policy make Connecticut an illuminating case regarding the problem of high-stakes testing and changes in policies for students with disabilities in a state characterized by deep racial and economic inequity.

by Jacob Neumann - 2016
This article analyzes the effects of mandated accountability testing, teachers' knowledge and beliefs, and teachers' milieu on the work of four social studies teachers in one middle school in Texas. The article argues that more comprehensive and holistic research efforts are needed for researches to be able to more fully understand and communicate to readers the combination of factors that impact teachers' work.

by Marty Pollio & Craig Hochbein - 2015
This study utilizes a non-equivalent control group design and quantitative analyses to compare the association between classroom grades and standardized test scores.

by Robert Mislevy - 2014
This article explains the idea of a neopragmatic postmodernist test theory and offers some thoughts about what changing notions concerning the nature of and meanings assigned to knowledge imply for educational assessment, present and future. Reprinted with permission from Transitions in Work and Learning: Implications for Assessment, 1997, by the National Academy of Sciences, Courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

by Ann Ryan & Alan Stoskopf - 2008
This article focuses on the public and Catholic school discourse that accompanied the introduction of IQ testing in the early 20th century. It analyzes the nature of the discourse among educational researchers, administrators, and teachers in two parallel educational settings and examines the way that public and Catholic school educators responded to IQ testing.

by Frederick Erickson - 2007
One of the basic problems in relating educational evaluation and educational practice is that the two activities often take place on radically differing time scales. It is not only a matter of aims—that evaluation of local educational practice as conducted by external researchers (or by the use of instruments designed by external researchers, as in the case of formal testing) may be done “summatively” for purposes of external accountability, and so the information collected may not directly inform the local conduct of instruction and school administration. It is also a matter of timeliness, in that whatever information is collected from a local site of practice may not be analyzed and communicated back to the site in time for frontline service providers to do anything about it, that is, in time for teachers to adapt their ongoing instruction in light of the information provided by the assessment.

by Martha Casas - 2003
This commentary considers the contradiction of using standardized tests to assess authentic learning.

by William Firestone, Lora Monfils, Gregory Camilli, Roberta Schorr , Jennifer Hicks & David Mayrowetz - 2002
This paper reports on a study of test preparation activity among fourth grade math and science teachers in New Jersey using a survey of almost 300 teachers and observations of and interviews with almost 60. Results show that while New Jersey teachers are teaching the newly assessed content and adopting, at least on a cosmetic level, specific techniques associated with more inquiry-oriented instruction, there is more direct instruction in the lower SES districts. Finally, principal support has more influence on the test preparation strategies teachers use than does pressure to comply.

by Christopher Mazzeo - 2001
Using archival and secondary sources, the author examines the early history of state student assessment in the United States.

by S.G. Grant - 2001
The author presents case studies of two high school social studies teachers and influence of state-level testing on their teaching practices.

by Michael Russell & Tom Plati - 2001
An examination of the impact of the mode of test administration on student performance

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000

by Anne Wheelock, Damian Bebell & Walt Haney - 2000
The reponses of students asked to draw themselves as test-takers in Massachusetts raise questions about the policy assumption that all students will respond in a uniform and positive manner to high stakes testing.

by Anne Wheelock, Damian Bebell & Walt Haney - 2000
A study of students' self-portraits as test-takers in Massachusetts stimulates discussion of the variation in students' responses to high-stakes testing according to individual idiosyncracies, grade level, and school context.

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000
The authors set the stage for the story of assessment policy in Arizona in the 1990s that they will unfold in the segments to follow.

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000
Part II of a serialized article on the evolution of the state assessment system in Arizona in the 1990's

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000
Part III of a serialized article on the evolution of the state assessment system in Arizona in the 1990's

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 2000

by Mary Smith, Walter Heinecke & Audrey Noble - 1999
Using interview, observational, and archival data, the authors trace the development of assessment policy in Arizona in the 1990's.

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