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Watkins, Sandra; Sheng, Zhaohui – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The study analyzes the achievement trends of all third grade students in the state of Illinois who scored in the Exceeds category in reading and mathematics on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in the year 2000. ISAT performance of this cohort group of students was followed through the eighth grade. Descriptive analyses were utilized…
Descriptors: State Standards, National Standards, Academic Standards, Advanced Students
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Casas, Martha – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
This paper first examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 on the academic performance of Latino students in the U.S. Although the purpose behind NCLB is to help improve academic proficiency in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics, research demonstrates that there is still an achievement gap between…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement
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Herte, Christopher Mark – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
This study examined the relationship between teacher assessments and grade eight New Jersey NCLB mathematics testing. It also examined how curricular changes affected student achievement for one New Jersey junior high school on the NCLB mathematics test. The research considered teacher assessments and the New Jersey grade eight NCLB mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Grade 8, Mathematics Tests