LogoScience IDEAS Project: 2002-2009

Science IDEAS: Project Achievement Trajectory Tool

An important issue associated with Science IDEAS (or any other instructional intervention) is the cumulative impact on student achievement growth. The project Achievement Trajectory Tool applies a data-driven statistical model to predict the longitudinal achievement growth in reading comprehension and science across grades 3-8 of students receiving Science IDEAS in grades 3-5 in comparision with students not receiving Science IDEAS (i.e., receiving traditional reading/language arts instead of Science IDEAS). The Achievement Trajectory Tool allows administrators to contrast the predicted longitudinal achievement growth of students with different patterns of demographic characteristics depending whether they are placed or not placed in Science IDEAS.

An example of a report format is shown in Related References.