ERIC Number: ED179552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Alberta Grade III Achievement Study. Fall 1978.
Clarke, S. C. T.; And Others
As a companion project to the Edmonton Grade III Achievement: 1956-1977 Comparisons, this study had two purposes: to establish benchmarks of basic skills achievement and to compare the achievement of various subgroups. Third grade students in Alberta were administered the Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests--Vocabulary and Comprehension, and the California Achievement Tests--Reading, Mathematics, and Language. Comparisons were made between Edmonton students and the rest of the province. In the newer editions of the tests, provence-wide results showed mean scores significantly higher than Edmonton results except on two California mathematics tests. Mean scores for the two groups on the 1963 edition of the California Test of Mental Maturity were not significantly different. Results also indicated that non-urban schools performed better than urban schools. Achievement in Edmonton was determined to be on a par with achievement in metropolitan areas. Based on test results from a 1956 study, it was concluded that standards in reading and language had risen substantially over the years. (MH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Age, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Cognitive Ability, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Language Arts, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Research Reports, Rural Urban Differences, State Surveys, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Minister's Advisory Committee on Student Achievement.
Identifiers: Alberta; California Achievement Tests; California Test of Mental Maturity; Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests