Investigating “Think Gold”: A Student Achievement Program to Promote Performance for High-stakes Testing. Josh Emmett, Ph.D. Point Loma Nazarene University Dean McGee, M.A.Ed. Kern High School District. Purpose of the Study.
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Josh Emmett, Ph.D.
Point Loma Nazarene University
Dean McGee, M.A.Ed.
Kern High School District
“high stakes” tests
Yin (2005) endorses the use of case study to provide rich descriptions that enhance awareness and analytical insight that promotes knowledge.
Core Expectations: All students are expected to take personal responsibility for their learning. This means that every student should:
How to qualify for Gold:
1. Students must take all CSTs for assigned grade level and
2. Score proficient or advanced on two or more CSTs (Level One Goldqualification)
3. Show a net improvement of two or more performance bands on current CSTs over the previous year’s CSTs
(Level Two Gold qualification)
Critical attributes of the Think Gold program:
Changes in student achievement: