Texas Gains on NAEP: Points of Light?

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The 1992-1996 gain in mathematics scores on NAEP from 4th to 8th grades in Texas is placed in perspective. The "miracle" in Texas looks much like the median elsewhere. Of 35 states and two districts (Guam and D.C.), the 52-point gain of Texas was good enough to earn Texas a rank of 17th or about the 46th percentile. Taking into consideration the wealth of states, Texas stands in the middle of the packno worse than most other states in delivering educational services to students.


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Camilli, G. (2000). Texas Gains on NAEP: Points of Light?. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 8, 42. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v8n42.2000
Author Biography

Gregory Camilli, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Gregory Camilli is a professor in the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and former Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology. His interests include measurement, program evaluation, and policy issues regarding student assessment. Dr. Camilli teaches courses in statistics and psychometrics, structural equation modeling, and meta-analysis. His research interets include efficacy studies of Head Start, implementation variability in cooperative learning and technology, and factors related to differential item functioning.