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Responses to Claims Raised by Walter Stroup

In response to claims made by Walter Stroup about the Texas statewide assessments, experts from Pearson's assessment team serving the Texas program authored this brief to enumerate the flaws in Dr. Stroup's conclusions, as well as highlight the strengths of Texas' system of standards and assessments.

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Test, Measurement & Research Services 08-20-2012
Review of Student Growth Models Used by States

Summary: After Secretary Spellings announced the United States Department of Education (USDE) growth pilot program in 2005, nine states have been approved to use student growth in their calculations of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP):

O'Malley, Kimberly 06-01-2008