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Earl Gregg Swem Library

SOL Test Results/Pass Rates

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/accreditation_federal_reports/index.shtml#passrates

Includes links for 2014-15 Standards of Learning test results by state, divisions, and schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Students Make Across-the-Board Gains on SOLs

Categories: Education,Language,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2015/08_aug11.shtml

Reports on outcome of 2014-15 Standards of Learning  tests in English, mathematics, history, and science in Virginia schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015046.pdf

Differing state standards make it difficult to measure student achievement at the national level.  This report presents the results of a method for blending state standards with those of the National Assessment of Educational Progress for measuring reading and math proficiency.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: 2014 U.S. History, Geography and Civics at Grade 8

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2015112

Presents Grade 8 results for the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in history, geography, and civics.  Describes progress or lack of progress over various test applications.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Vocabulary Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading Assessment

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015016.pdf

Presents results on the vocabulary component  of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

School Practices and Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education,Tests/Assessments

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20154006/pdf/20154006.pdf

Provides information about the education of students with disabilities by examining whether their performances are included in accountability and assessment instruments and the use of school practices that relate to their educational outcomes.  From the Institute of Education Sciences

 

Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Women

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015075.pdf

Describes high school graduates’ attitudes toward STEM courses by gender, credits earned in STEM fields, and their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments in 2009. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Categories: Education,Tests/Assessments

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/2014/index.html

Designation of 340 schools in the U.S. as Blue Ribbon Schools based on overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

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