ERIC Number: ED343782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Science Performance at Grades 8 and 12: Further Analysis of the 1988 Test Results.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program.
The purpose of this report is to examine how well students in Massachusetts are meeting the Goals of Education, as measured by the Massachusetts Education Assessment Program (MEAP). The first section of this report defines various levels of proficiency and then compares different groups within the student population in terms of the percentages attaining each level. The various subgroups include all males and females in grades 8 and 12, students in college prep, general, and vocational-technical programs, and students for whom the highest science courses completed are either chemistry, biology, or physics. The next section describes areas of relative strength and weakness within science of different groups. The sub-areas of science include scientific literacy, life science, earth/space science, and physical science. Cognitive process levels that include knowledge/comprehension and application/higher order and scientific, personal, and technological, societal, and historical contexts are also examined. The report closes with a commentary on improving school science programs. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program.
Identifiers: Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program