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Resource ID: #2329
Subject: Blackboard Jungle 1: Deciphering scores and achievement
Source: CAR_Conference_2005_Hollywood_CAHolly Hacker; Dick O'Reilly
Date: 2005



This tipsheet offers a lot of advice to make school test scores less confusing. Hacker suggests different ways to look at the data such as using percentiles and examining scores over time. She also explains how to look at the data graphically with Excel and then interpret each chart. Finally, Hacker includes a list of online resources that could be helpful to reporters tackling this topic.

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