Agreement between student achievement level and teacher judgment of student need for compensatory education
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Teacher judgments of student need for compensatory education (CE) agree moderately with scores on the CTBS. If a CTBS “cutting score” at the 35th percentile is adopted, a near-maximum agreement rate (for about three-fourths of the students) is obtained. The accuracy of teacher judgments is not influenced by the racial/ethnic or economic characteristics of the students, extent of individualization of instruction, how students are selected for compensatory services, or teacher's training and experience.
KeywordsStudent Achievement Economic Characteristic Agreement Rate Achievement Level Teacher Judgment
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