Civic Report
No. 33 February 2003


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

Table 3
Virginia

Level Score Correlations

Gain Score Correlations

Elementary Math, 1998

0.84

Elementary Math, 19991998

0.40

Elementary Math, 1999

0.85

Elementary Math, 20001999

0.34

Elementary Math, 2000

0.80

Elementary Math, 20012000

0.21

Elementary Math, 2001

0.75

Middle School Math, 19991998

-0.08

Middle School Math, 1998

0.83

Middle School Math, 20001999

0.12

Middle School Math, 1999

0.70

Middle School Math, 20012000

0.04

Middle School Math, 2000

0.75

Average

0.17

Middle School Math, 2001

0.68

 

 

Average

0.77

 

 

High Stakes: Standards of Learning
Low Stakes: Stanford-9

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