Civic Report
No. 33 February 2003


Testing High Stakes Tests: Can We Believe the Results of Accountability Tests?

Table 1
Average Correlations

 

Level Scores

Gain Scores

Florida

0.96

0.71

Virginia

0.77

0.17

Chicago, IL

0.88

-0.02

Boston, MA

0.75

0.27

Toledo, OH

0.79

0.14

Blue Valley, KS

0.53

0.12

Columbia, MO

0.82

-0.14

Fairfield, OH

0.49

-0.56

Fountain Fort Carson, CO

0.35

0.15

Total Average (Weighted by Population)

0.88

0.45

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