Standardized test scores and what factors affect them have been the subject matter of research studies since the inception of standardized testing. Recent laws such as No Child Left Behind have only furthered fueled the controversy surrounding standardized testing. Schools who expect to receive government funding, and lets be real, that is a very large percentage of schools, must meet standards on several standardized tests set forth by the their own state government if they are to remain from being labeled a qfailing schoolq. In the state of New Jersey, one of these tests is the High School Proficiency Assessment. This paper attempts to collect data on several factors and determine which and if any seem to have a significant affect on NJ HSPA scores. While trying to identify and analyze any such factors, this paper also tries to explain how and why these factors have such an affect.Standardized test scores and what factors affect them have been the subject matter of research studies since the inception of standardized testing.
|Title||:||Analysis of Factors Affecting New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment Scores in Middlesex County|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|