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Reporting District-Level NAEP Data:Summary of a Workshop

The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) has earned a reputation as one of the nation's best measures of student achievement in key subject areas. Since its inception in 1969, NAEP has summarized academic performance for the nation as a ...

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Making Money Matter: Financing America's Schools

The United States annually spends over $300 billion on public elementary and secondary education. As the nation enters the 21st century, it faces a major challenge: how best to tie this financial investment to the goal of high levels of ...

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Embedding Questions:The Pursuit of a Common Measure in Uncommon Tests

Policy makers are caught between two powerful forces in relation to testing in America's schools. One is increased interest on the part of educators, reinforced by federal requirements, in developing tests that accurately reflect local educational standards and goals. The ...

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Evaluation of the Voluntary National Tests, Year 2:Final Report

In his 1997 State of the Union address, President Clinton announced a federal initiative to develop tests of 4th-grade reading and 8th-grade mathematics that could be administered on a voluntary basis by states and school districts beginning in spring 1999. ...

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Evaluation of the Voluntary National Tests, Year 2:Interim Report

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Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance:Issues and Perspectives

Spending on K-12 education across the United States and across local school districts has long been characterized by great disparities--disparities that reflect differences in property wealth and tax rates. For more than a quarter-century, reformers have attempted to reduce these ...

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Next Steps for TIMSS:Directions for Secondary Analysis

Now that the initial results of The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) have been released, the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE) has turned its attention to what happens next. The TIMSS data are potentially useful ...

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Global Perspectives for Local Action:Using TIMSS to Improve U.S. Mathematics and Science Education, Professional Development Guide

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a rich source of information that can be used by a broad range of stakeholders to promote discussions and actions to improve K-12 mathematics and science teaching and learning. To support ...

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Grading the Nation's Report Card:Evaluating NAEP and Transforming the Assessment of Educational Progress

Since the late 1960s, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)--the nation's report card--has been the only continuing measure of student achievement in key subject areas. Increasingly, educators and policymakers have expected NAEP to serve as a lever for education ...

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Uncommon Measures:Equivalence and Linkage Among Educational Tests

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