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Schooling, Statistics, and Poverty: Can We Measure School Improvement?

Raudenbush, Stephen W.
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William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture Series
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Educational Improvement Poverty Lawrence, Ida No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Causal Inference Messick, Samuel J. New Hampshire Maine Parents Elementary Schools High Schools Accountability Braun, Henry I. Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) Public Schools Achievement Gap Socioeconomic Status (SES) Washington, D.C. Reliability


The ninth annual William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture was presented at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, on April 1, 2004. In the ninth annual William H. Angoff Memorial Lecture, Dr. Stephen W. Raudenbush examines two competing approaches to measuring school quality and improvement and discusses their limitations for making high-stakes decisions.

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