The Brown Center Report on American Education

The Brown Center Report on American Education

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The Brown Center on Education Policy conducts research on topics in American education, with a special focus on efforts to improve academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. The center seeks to inform policymakers at all levels of government, to influence the course of future educational research, and to produce a body of work not only valuable to policymakers and scholars, but also parents, teachers, administrators, taxpayers, school board members, and the general public.This annual report card analyzes the state of American education using the latest measures of student learning, uncovers and explains important trends in achievement test scores, and identifies promising and disappointing educational reforms. Unlike similar reports intended solely for government use, the Brown Center annual report card is written for an audience of parents, teachers, and policymakers.To be included, states had to use the same test in the same subject area and grade level in 1998 and 1999. 6. We looked at 5th grade scores in the states testing that grade and found evidence of the slump already underway- Data posted on the ... Since norm-referenced tests mathematically constrain the distribution of scores, they may cause the discrepancy in Figure 3. .... For each school, we first computed a composite achievement score by averaging math and reading scorts.

Title:The Brown Center Report on American Education
Author:Paul Diperna
Publisher:Brookings Institution Press - 2000-09-01


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