M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Educational equalization--New Jersey--Evaluation; Educational tests and measurements--New Jersey; Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment; School improvement programs--New Jersey--Evaluation
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to determine what impact Success For All (SFA) had on the state standardized test scores of a school district that was identified as being low income and having poor test scores. Data from the literacy/language arts portion of the Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment were compared for the years 2001 and 2003. Students who took the test in 2001 were not exposed to SFA, whereas the 2003 students had three years of SFA. The test scores were analyzed by comparing percentage passed, mean scores, and mean differences. Results indicated that the test scores for special education students and the lowest performing 25% improved slightly, while the regular education population scores decreased.
Labbree, Lisa R., "The effects of Success for All as a whole school reform on the GEPA scores in a particular Abbott District" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1183.