Schooling, Statistics, and Poverty: Can We Measure School Improvement (Raudenbush)

Report · April 2004 · By Stephen W. Raudenbush

Under NCLB school quality is indicated by the percentage of students that tests reveal as proficient in various subject areas at a given time. School improvement is the rate at which this percentage increases. The problem is that equating percentage-proficient with school quality cannot withstand serious scientific scrutiny.

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