ERIC Number: ED326357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Statewide Assessment 1989 Survey. [machine-readable data file]
Silverman, Bob; And Others
This dataset contains information collected by the 1989 Alaska Statewide Assessment Survey. The respondents of the survey were students in grade 4, 6, and 8 across the state, their teachers, and school principals. A total of 23,436 cases, representing more than 95% of the eligible students, are included in the dataset. The tape contains five sections of variables: (1) teachers' description of students' social background (age, sex, race or ethnicity), native language, and participation in special educational programs (e.g., Chapter I programs, correspondence study, migrant student programs, and bilingual programs); (2) students' self-report on their academic attitudes (liking specific subjects and courses) and study habits (hours spent on specific courses, learning strategies, and special needs); (3) principals' evaluation of school organization, climate, and leadership philosophy; (4) students' test performance on Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (itemized by specific subjects at each grade level); and (5) school district characteristics derived from the 1988-1989 state report (e.g., pupil/teacher ratio, cost per pupil, and governance type). A group of scales that were manipulated from the raw measures are included in the dataset. The dataset represents the result of the first undertaking in Alaska that used a nationally normed test instrument to conduct statewide assessment. (GGH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 8, Indigenous Populations, Principals, Public Schools, School Administration, School Districts, Special Education, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teachers
Anchorage School District, Assessment and Evaluation Office, 4600 DeBarr Ave., P.O. Box 196614, Anchorage, AK 99519-6614. (907) 269-2211.
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers: Alaska; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills
Note: For background information on this dataset, see RC 017 697. Tape is in ASCII format, with SPSS setup. Three records per tested student = 70,333 records.