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1. O'Leary, Kelly Ann. The Predictive Accuracy of Family and Community Demographic Factors on the 2011, 2012, and 2013, Grade 6 Connecticut Mastery Test.

Degree: Executive EdD in Education Leadership Management and Policy, Education Leadership, Management and Policy, 2016, Seton Hall University

This study used a correlational, explanatory, longitudinal design with quantitative methods to predict the percentage of students who will score at or above Goal. Archival data from Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) Math and Reading scores from 2011, 2012, and 2013 in conjunction with five-year estimates of the U.S. Census data were examined. The study focused on 21 out-of-school demographic variables, grouped by family human capital and community social capital, to predict the percentage of students in Grade 6 who scored at or above Goal, the district level, on the CMT. The study examined 130 school districts in Connecticut who took the CMT in Grades 6 during the 2011, 2012, and 2013 testing cycles. Through simultaneous and hierarchical linear regression, between 70.7% and 73.7% of the variance in district, Grade 6 Math CMT scores were accounted for by out-of-school factors and between 64.6% and 72.7% of the variance in district, Grade 6 Reading CMT scores were accounted for by out-of-school factors. Two community variables, families earning under $35,000 per year and percentage of individuals 25 and older with a high school diploma, were identified as statistically significant predictors for all testing years. Using a predictive algorithm, the percentage of students performing at or above Goal on the Grade 6 2011, 2012, and 2013 CMT Mathematics was accurately predicted in 72.4% of Connecticut districts and in 68.2% of Connecticut districts in Reading. These findings strongly suggest that standardized tests are not assessing student achievement; they are more accurately assessing family and community demographic factors. This study calls into question the use of federal and state mandated standardized test scores, like the CMT, to drive school reform decisions. Key words: high-stakes testing, school reform, Connecticut Mastery Test, socioeconomic status, Ecological Systems Theory, human family capital, community social capital, trauma, toxic stress Advisors/Committee Members: Christopher Tienken, Ed.D., Anthony Colella, Ph.D., Christine Siegel, Ph.D..

Subjects/Keywords: high-stakes-testing; school reform; trauma; Ecological Systems Theory; human family capital; community social capital; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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APA (6th Edition):

O'Leary, K. A. (2016). The Predictive Accuracy of Family and Community Demographic Factors on the 2011, 2012, and 2013, Grade 6 Connecticut Mastery Test. (Doctoral Dissertation). Seton Hall University. Retrieved from http://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/2208

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

O'Leary, Kelly Ann. “The Predictive Accuracy of Family and Community Demographic Factors on the 2011, 2012, and 2013, Grade 6 Connecticut Mastery Test.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Seton Hall University. Accessed August 20, 2019. http://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/2208.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

O'Leary, Kelly Ann. “The Predictive Accuracy of Family and Community Demographic Factors on the 2011, 2012, and 2013, Grade 6 Connecticut Mastery Test.” 2016. Web. 20 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

O'Leary KA. The Predictive Accuracy of Family and Community Demographic Factors on the 2011, 2012, and 2013, Grade 6 Connecticut Mastery Test. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Seton Hall University; 2016. [cited 2019 Aug 20]. Available from: http://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/2208.

Council of Science Editors:

O'Leary KA. The Predictive Accuracy of Family and Community Demographic Factors on the 2011, 2012, and 2013, Grade 6 Connecticut Mastery Test. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Seton Hall University; 2016. Available from: http://scholarship.shu.edu/dissertations/2208

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