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    • 11 an international marketplace. Students are required to take a standards-based test each year to determine if they have met the set proficiency levels in both literacy and in mathematics. These tests are given to students in third through eighth...
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    • 2 Most Americans think testing is a spurious trend; a new Time poll found that only one out of five people surveyed felt that testing has had a positive effect in schools. But as the tests get better, we are starting to be able to see in the dark ....
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    • 22 open-ended question were coded according to emerging themes. Finally, participants were given selected response items to choose from. Samples of surveys, as well as the open-ended question and selected response items are provided in appendices...
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    • 24 past 10 years confirm the positive effects on students’ mathematics, spelling, and reading achievement when educators depend on CBM progress monitoring to assist them in their instruction (Fuchs & Fuchs, 2004). The senior product manager for...
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    • 3 how do assessments impact the parent/teacher perception of charter schools; and three, do teachers use scores from state-mandated assessments evaluate their own performance/success? Research Questions The following questions helped guide the...
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    • 3.23 acres of ground at 1700 North 300 East and to change the zoning andv use permit for the Youth Corrections ~ u l c purpose Center. Considerable discussion from public. York Jones, Historic Preservation Committee, asked permission to use the...
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    • 31 student growth rates and proficiency levels. NWEA exams were administered to students three times throughout the school year. This study involves the results from the NWEA test scores from each of the fourth-grade students. Student growth rates...
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    • 32 data was used as the posttest. Language usage and math scores of each subgroup from both schools were compared for each of the NWEA tests. Student language and math YPP annual assessments were collected from Cherry Hill’s fourth-grade students...
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    • 33 SUCCESS Academy teacher survey. All of SUCCESS Academy’s seven teachers participated in the survey, for 100% participation. Table 3 shows both the survey items and related responses for the SUCCESS Academy teacher survey. Table 3 SUCCESS Academy...
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    • 35 Table 4 shows the items as well as the Gateway Preparatory Academy teacher responses for the Likert items of the survey. Table 4 Gateway Preparatory Academy Teacher Survey Results Question Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree nor...
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    • 40 The next question (Figure 12) asked parents to evaluate if school instructional model was the most important element of a public charter school. The results confirm a strong positive attitude that, at both schools, instructional model remains...
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    • 41 Gateway Preparatory Academy parents nor SUCCESS Academy parents chose their school because of annual test scores, seemingly contradicting responses from item one unless these parents’ perception of academic performance is determined by something...
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    • 46 value-based factors must be addressed. Assessment scores by themselves are inadequate tools for measuring any school’s success—particularly those charged with innovation to help advance the nations educational landscape. The time has come for...
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    • 47 Teacher Training. Educators should receive training on interpreting student data in order to use the results to guide their classroom instruction. Teachers should also receive training on how to use the exercise and custom test portions of the...
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    • 48 Figure 21. Teacher comparison of item 3: Annual state-mandated testing scores accurately represent a teacher’s success? As evidenced in Figure 22, a comparison and closer look into the perceptions of teachers at both schools, both groups view...
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    • 49 negative toward assessment information. While these same teachers feel test scores might be an indicator of school quality, they are quick to distance such possible merit from student learning as well as their own job performance. As more and...
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    • 56 Appendix A Survey Items: PARENT Gateway Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey by Andy Burt, Master of Education student at Southern Utah University. The information from this survey will be used in a Master’s Thesis. This...

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