Assessment of Social Studies Knowledge

Dataset: PACT11 2012-2013 [v.1]

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Students were in Grade 11 enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures of reading and other academic skills, attitudes, and student characteristics. All students participated for one school year only. The datasets include demographic information on students provided by their school districts in addition to the data collected by the study teams. The 2012-13 PACT social studies study was an intentional replication of the 2011-12 PACT social studies study.

Dataset: PACT11 2011-2012 [v.1]

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Students were in Grades 11 enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures of reading and other academic skills, attitudes, and student characteristics. All students participated for one school year only. The datasets include demographic information on students provided by their school districts in addition to the data collected by the study teams. The master codebook provides details on the variables in each dataset.

Dataset: PACT8 2013-2014 [v.1]

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In the 2013-14 school year, two PACT social studies RCTs were conducted, both with Grade 8 students. One study focused on schools with a higher percentage of English learners. The second study focused on struggling readers and provided a more intensified version of the PACT program. The master codebook provides details on the variables in each dataset. Note: All data is provided in long format, and as such each participant has multiple rows.

Dataset: PACT8 2012-2013 [v.1]

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Students were in Grades 8 enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures of reading and other academic skills, attitudes, and student characteristics. All students participated for one school year only. The datasets include demographic information on students provided by their school districts in addition to the data collected by the study teams. The 2012-13 PACT social studies study was an intentional replication of the 2011-12 PACT social studies study.

Dataset: PACT8 2011-2012 [v.1]

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Students were in Grades 8 or 11 and enrolled in general education social studies or in Grades 7-12 and enrolled in general education English/language arts classes. Data were collected using measures of reading and other academic skills, attitudes, and student characteristics. All students participated for one school year only. The datasets include demographic information on students provided by their school districts in addition to the data collected by the study teams. See master codebook for details on the variables in each dataset.