ERIC Number: ED174648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Report: 1978 Wisconsin Pupil Assessment Program. Bulletin No. 8169.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
The 1978 Wisconsin assessment program, involving students in grades 4, 8, and 12, focused upon: (1) state-developed tests referenced to state objectives for computation and everyday money and measurement skills; (2) the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills: mathematics, reading, and language; (3) comparison of results of the 1976, 1977, and 1978 assessment; and (4) relationship of attitudes toward mathematics and previous training to scores on the state-developed tests (grades 8 and 12 only). Fourth graders averaged above the 80th percentile in all areas of the state-developed tests; 8th grade students averaged between 51 and 90% correct; and seniors averaged between 60 and 95% correct. Both seniors and eighth graders had difficulty with fractions. For the third consecutive year, CTBS scores remained above the national norm. Although there was little variation on the state tests for all three grades, the 1978 CTBS scores of grades 4 and 8 declined and were similar to those of 1976. Attitudes toward mathematics were positively related to scores on the state test and to extent of post training. Both eighth and twelfth graders generally felt that their courses were applicable to everyday situations. (CP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Basic Skills, Computation, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, National Norms, Program Attitudes, State Programs, State Standards, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Wisconsin