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Title:  Analyzing Performance by Pennsylvania Grade 8 Hispanic Students on the 2007/08 State Assessment
Description: The report compares performance of grade 8 Hispanic students on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) English language arts and math tests with that of grade 8 White, Black, and other non-Hispanic students during school years 2002/03 to 2008/09. It also examines how grade 8 Hispanic studentsí performance varies by key student and school characteristics. The study found that in 2007/08, Hispanic students in Pennsylvania had lower English language arts and math scores than did non-Hispanic students. The differences were statistically significant.
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Cover Date: April 2012
Web Release: April 25, 2012
Print Release: April 25, 2012
Publication #: REL 2012025
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Suet-ling Pong, Martha Strickland, and John Wise
Type of Product: Technical Brief
Education indicators
Progress in education
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical Brief, please contact:
Erin Pollard.
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