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Measuring How Benchmark Assessments Affect Student Achievement

By Susan Henderson, Anthony Petrosino, Sarah Guckenburg, Stephen Hamilton


This report examines a Massachusetts pilot program for quarterly benchmark exams in middle-school mathematics. Researchers found that program schools do not show greater gains in student achievement after a year, but they note that this may reflect limited data rather than the ineffectiveness of using benchmark assessments.

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Copyright: 2007
Format: PDF
Pages: 47
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences