Civic Report
No. 33 February 2003


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

Table 5
Boston, MA

Level Score Correlations

Gain Score Correlations

Elementary Math, 1998

0.50

Elementary Math 19991998

0.15

Elementary Math, 1999

0.53

Elementary Math, 20001999

-0.11

Elementary Math, 2000

0.62

Middle School Math, 19991998

0.28

Middle School Math, 1998

0.88

Middle School Math, 20001999

0.52

Middle School Math, 1999

0.88

High School Math, 19991998

0.36

Middle School Math, 2000

0.89

High School Math, 20001999

0.39

High School Math, 1998

0.96

Average

0.27

High School Math, 1999

0.95

 

 

High School Math, 2000

0.57

 

 

Average

0.75

 

 

High Stakes: Massachusetts Comprensive Assessment System
Low Stakes: Stanford-9

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