Raising Test Scores for All Students: An Administrator's Guide to Improving Standardized Test Performance

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Overview

This unique resource marries knowledge about testing and test preparation with school improvement, providing a comprehensive guide for administrators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945277
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/26/2003
  • Series: One-Off Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Educational Research Methodology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the Interim Chair for the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Counseling. He teaches courses in educational measurement, statistics, and research. His current research interests include school effectiveness and accountability. He has published numerous articles and written several chapters in books. He has been a national consultant on test preparation for more than two decades.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1 A Review of the Nature of Standardized Tests 1
A Brief History of Standardized Testing in America 1
Basic Characteristics of a Standardized Test 7
Conclusion 21
Sources of Information and Additional Readings 21
2 Standardized Test Preparation for Schools: A Model 24
The Bandwagon of School Change 24
Lessons Learned and the Essential Elements of School Change 25
A Model for Changing Student Outcomes on Standardized Tests 30
Conclusion 35
Sources of Information and Additional Readings 36
3 Adopting a Systemic Approach to Improvement and Change 38
What Is Systemic Change? 38
Creating an Environment for Positive Systemic Change 40
Steps Toward Realizing Systemic Change for Test Preparation 47
Conclusion 56
Sources of Information and Additional Readings 58
4 Aligning the Educational Process With Desired Outcomes 59
Defining the Outcome 60
Determining Information Needs of Stakeholders 61
Collecting and Analyzing Data on School Test Preparation Practices 63
Analyzing and Summarizing School Test Data 70
Identifying and Prioritizing Problem Areas 79
Conclusion 80
Sources of Information and Additional Readings 80
5 Aligning the Educational Process With Inputs 81
Techniques of Data Collection 82
Factors Which Impede Standardized Test Performance 85
Teachers and Staff Characteristics Which Impede Students' Standardized Test Performance 87
Social and Environmental Factors Which Impede Students' Standardized Test Performance 87
Conclusion 89
Sources of Information and Additional Readings 89
6 Creating Positive Change 90
Identify the Causes of the Problems 91
Identify Solutions to the Problems 94
Develop a School Improvement Plan 95
Conclusion 97
Sources of Information and Additional Readings 101
7 A Case Study of an Elementary School 102
The Setting 103
Washington Elementary School 104
Language Arts Percentile Ranks: Trends 111
8 Conclusion 118
References 121
Index 123
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