Models for Analysis of NSF'S Systemic Initiative Programs--The Impact of Urban Systemic Initiatives on Student Achievement in Texas, 1994-2000

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Acknowledgements    
Executive Summary   v
Chapter 1  Introduction
     Norman L. Webb
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Chapter 2 Analyzing the Impact of the Statewide Systemic Initiatives
     Norman L. Webb
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Chapter 3 How Others Have Addressed the Problem
    Norman L. Webb
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Chapter 4 Study Methodology
     Eric Osthoff
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Chapter 5 Mobility, Attrition, and Exclusion Factors Reflected in TLI Mathematics Scores: Patterns of Test Inclusion and Exclusion
     Chris Thorn
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Chapter 6 Trend Analysis Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling and Item Response Theory (IRT)
     Dan Bolt
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Chapter 7

Using Multilevel Growth Models to Assess the Impact of the Urban Systemic Initiatives in Texas, 1994-2000
     Adam Gamoran

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Chapter 8 An Evaluation of the Urban Systemic Initiatives and Other Academic Reforms in Texas: Statistical Models for Analyzing Large-Scale Data Sets
     Robert H. Meyer
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Chapter 9 Contrast and Comparison of the Three Analytic Models 
    Norman L. Webb
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Chapter 10 Conclusions 
    Norman L. Webb
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