ERIC Number: ED209293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Group Test Results, 1979-1980.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
The underlying theme of the 1979-80 Hartford Public Schools Group test results was maintenance of the status quo. There were both gains and declines in city-wide averages: individual subtest gains in some cases, put Hartford at or above the national norm (math computation in grades 2, 3, and 4), while the reading comprehension averages in grades 7 and 8 were lower than they have been since 1976-77. Yet across all grade levels, there was a decline in total reading only in grade 4, and there were no declines in total math. It is important to note here that for the first time ever, all mainstream students were tested on the appropriate Metropolitan Achievement Test level. Grade 11 Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) results showed gains across all subtests. Two new testing programs were instituted in 1979-80. Students in Spanish/English bilingual classes were tested with the CTBS/Espanol; and ninth grade students participated in the first annual state-wide proficiency testing program. It is the aim of the Hartford Public Schools standardized testing program to assist in the development and evaluation of educational programs. (Author/CE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Hartford Public Schools CT; Language Assessment Battery; Mathematics Skills; Metropolitan Achievement Tests