ERIC Number: ED186466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Kansas Learner Needs Assessment Study. Grades Six and Twelve. Final Report, 1972-1978.
Havlicek, Larry; And Others
Over 6,000 sixth- and twelfth-grade students from 33 school districts in Kansas were tested in 13 areas of academic and non-academic skills: arts and humanities; communication; mathematics; career preparation; consumer preparation; environmental education; health; nutrition; preparation for a changing society; safety; self concept; science; and values and citizenship. The testing program, mandated by the state of Kansas and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III, was conducted between 1974 and 1978. The study was intended to describe the performance of Kansas' students, compare it to national norms, and indicate areas of strength or weakness which may be useful in educational planning. (For each of the areas tested, a description of the tests used, a summary of test results for different objectives, and a comparison of national and Kansas scores are presented. The final chapter summarizes the entire report). (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 6, Longitudinal Studies, Needs Assessment, Practical Arts, Science Education, Scores, Social Sciences, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Needs, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. School of Education.
Identifiers: Kansas; Kansas Learner Needs Assessment Study