The State of the State in Reading. Barbara Foorman, Ph.D. Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D. Florida State University Florida Center for Reading Research. Closing the Achievement Gap. Has been the focus of the federal initiative in education since ESEA passed in 1965.
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Barbara Foorman, Ph.D.
Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D.
Florida State University
Florida Center for Reading Research
Policy analyses are fun but…..
Do schools tend to cluster?
Can we describe profiles in a meaningful way?
Are profiles similar to BTO groupings?
What are the differences in identification?
Boostrap Likelihood Ratio Test
Used a conservative estimate of 0.80
Elementary – 14 schools dropped
Middle – 8 schools dropped
High – 5 schools dropped
Describe the clusters
Explain the differences
Provide better recommendations to stakeholders
Benefits of LCA
Reduced measurement error
Include all schools