Adding Value to the Mathematics and Science Partnership Evaluations


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Webb, N. L., Clune, W. H., Bolt, D., Gamoran, A., Meyer, R. H., Osthoff, E., & Thorn, C. (2002). Models for analysis of the impact of systemic initiative programs—The impact of urban systemic initiatives on student achievement in Texas, 1994 to 2000. Technical Report to the National Science Foundation. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Center for Education Research. 

This report analyzes methodology issues impacting the evaluation of statewide systemic reform initiatives in Texas.  Issues of student mobility and attrition that affect data collection and achievement scores are discussed.  The use of hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), multilevel growth models, and value-added models are discussed in regard to their potential as quantitative tools of analysis. 


 

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