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Study in San Diego Unified Finds Diagnostic Tests, Timely Feedback Result in Big Math Gains

posted Oct 21, 2011, 7:36 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Nov 8, 2011, 2:56 PM ]
A mandatory testing program recently used in the San Diego Unified School District — the state’s second largest — made use of tests that are freely available to middle and high school math teachers in California through the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, a joint program of the California State University and University of California. Using data from fall 2001 to spring 2007, the PPIC study found that gains for students were large — enough to move a student originally at the 50th percentile in math to the 57th percentile a year later.

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