ERIC Number: ED195554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Alaska Statewide Student Assessment: A Comparison of the 1977 and 1979 Assessment Results.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
The results of the 1977 and 1979 Statewide Assessment Tests in Alaska are presented. This assessment testing is part of the testing component within the Alaska Statewide Instructional Support System (SISS), and is based on specific objectives critical to a student's academic success. Objectives covered are: mathematics computation, mathematics application, word identification and reading comprehension. The results are based on a statewide sample of students in grades 4 and 8. Student performance was compared to desired levels of performance on specific learning objectives. Statewide, scores did not change substantially between 1977 and 1979 for grade 4; across all content areas in 1977, students in small/rural districts scored lower than those in large or medium-sized districts. Bilingual students in grade 4 did better in 1979 than in 1977. Students in grade 8 showed similar patterns across all content areas; those from large and medium-sized districts performed better than those in small/rural districts for both years. Nonbilingual students performed better than bilingual students. In both grades, students with reading problems did not do as well as those without such problems. Statewide, 1979 performance results were better than the 1977 sample. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers: Alaska; Alaska Statewide Instructional Support System; State Assessment of Educational Progress