ERIC Number: ED179604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Report of Student Performance 1978. North Carolina Competency Test Program.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The results are reported of the North Carolina Competency Testing Program. The Senior High Assessment of Reading Performance (SHARP) and the Test of Performance in Computational Skills (TOPICS), modified for the North Carolina program, have been administered to eleventh-grade students in public, nonpublic, federal, and special schools. Both tests must be passed for graduation from high school. Among the conclusions drawn from the 1978 testing program are: 90 percent of public school students passed the reading test; 85 percent of this group passed the mathematics test; 98 percent of nonpublic school students passed both tests, although 45 percent of nonpublic schools did not participate; a direct relationship exists between failure rates and the educational levels of students' parents; 12 percent of educable mentally retarded passed the reading test and 7 percent passed mathematics; of the learning disabled, 56 percent passed reading and 47 percent passed mathematics; approximately 50 percent of the students who failed either the reading or mathematics portion of the test also failed both subject areas of the test. A detailed breakdown of performance by schools is appended. (MH)
Descriptors: Grade 11, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Mild Mental Retardation, Minimum Competency Testing, Private Schools, Public Schools, Reading Tests, Research Reports, Secondary School Mathematics, Special Programs, State Legislation, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina; Senior High Assessment of Reading Performance; Test of Performance in Computational Skills
Note: Prepared through the Division of Research