Increased governmental calls for school accountability have led to the use of report cards and high-stakes test results to evaluate schools. Knowing which factors affect student performance allows educators and/or researchers to identify opportunities that encourage student achievement on high-stakes tests. The purpose of this study was to determine whether it was possible to create a predictive model for student achievement on the New Jersey High School Proficiency Exam (HSPA) utilizing information collected by the State of New Jersey for use on school Report Cards. The study also sought to determine whether educators have an implicit understanding of the relationships between variables included on the School Report Card and student performance on the HSPA.RESULTS This study employed the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the relationships ... (Report Card) and the percentage of juniors in a school who took and passed the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
|Title||:||The Influence of Variables on School Report Cards Regarding the Passing Rates for Students Taking the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) in New Jersey's Comprehensive High Schools|
|Author||:||Megan A. Jones|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|