ERIC Number: ED159197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Technical Report on Edmonton Grade III Achievement. 1956-1977 Comparisons. A Study Conducted for the Alberta Advisory Committee on Educational Studies.
Clarke, S. C. T.; And Others
The Edmonton Grade III Achievement: 1956-1977 study is a comparison of achievement in reading, arithmetic, and language involving all of the third grade students in a large school system. Six basic skills tests which were administered to all of the Edmonton third grade students in 1956 were reprinted and administered to all of the third grade students in Edmonton in 1977. Seventeen items were deemed inappropriate because of changes occurring since 1956; they were eliminated from the analyses. The remaining test items and procedures used in 1956 were duplicated as closely as possible in 1977. The six tests were: the Gates Word Recognition Test, the Gates Paragraph Reading Test, the reading, arithmetic and language sections of the California Achievement Tests, and the California Mental Maturity Test. The 1956 tests were rescored and item by item results for each student for each test were recorded. Although arithmetic scores declined from 1956 to 1977, the 1977 third graders scored higher in spelling and in general scholastic ability than their counterparts in 1956. Extensive item analyses and subtest score comparisons for males, females, and both sexes are included as well as test items and information for principals and teachers. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Item Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Primary Education, Sex Differences, Statistical Data, Test Interpretation, Test Items, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alberta; California Achievement Tests; California Test of Mental Maturity; Edmonton Public Schools Alberta; Gates MacGinitie Readiness Skills Test; Gates Paragraph Reading Test
Note: For related documents, see ED 146 214, TM 007 025, 026, and 027