ERIC Number: ED331835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
North Carolina Scholastic Aptitude Test Results: State and 126 School System Reports, 1990. Volume 2.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability.
The analysis of North Carolina performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is part of a larger program addressing the improvement of public school students' performance on skills measured by the SAT. This second of two volumes presents individual school system profiles for the mathematics and verbal sections of the SAT for the 126 school systems that released their scores. The profiles include disaggregated scores for subgroups of students according to: (1) total year-long credits in six academic subjects; (2) sex; (3) ethnicity; (4) family income; (5) parental education level; and (6) self-reported academic grade point average. Tabulated data in the profiles also include: the participation rate (PR), which is computed by dividing the number of SAT takers by the 7th-month grade 12 average daily membership; the yield, which uses both the average percent correct achieved on a test and the PR; and mathematics and verbal percent correct scores, which are based on the percent of the total scale score achieved. The yield index permits the state or school system to compare its performance from year to year on a scale adjusted for varying PRs. North Carolina's PR was 52% in both 1989 and 1990, based on the 126 school systems and the calculation of PR. The state's mathematics yield was 20 in 1989 and 21 in 1990; and the verbal yield was 17 for both years. Mathematics and verbal test results are provided in two tables, respectively, for each of the 126 school systems. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Change, High Schools, Local Norms, Mathematics Tests, National Norms, School Districts, Scores, Standardized Tests, State Norms, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Test Results, Verbal Tests
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability.
Identifiers: North Carolina; Scholastic Aptitude Test
Note: For Volume 1, see TM 015 763.