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Growth in School: Achievement Gains from the Fourth to the Eighth Grade

Author(s):
Barton, Paul E.; Coley, Richard J.
Publication Year:
1998
Source:
ETS Policy Information Center Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
17
Subject/Key Words:
Academic Achievement Cohort Analysis Elementary Education Elementary School Science Mathematics National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Writing

Abstract

This Policy Information Report uses data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics to examine the growth in mathematics achievement between the fourth and eighth grades, over time. Trends in the "value-added" between these grades are compared for different groups of students and for participating states.

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