ERIC Number: ED347177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement Testing Program, Provincial Report: June 1991 Administration. Grade 3 Science, Grade 6 Mathematics, Grade 9 Social Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
The results of the achievement testing program of the Alberta (Canada) public schools are reported for the June 1991 administrations. The 1991 results help demonstrate what is possible for students in grades 3, 6, and 9 to know and do in science, mathematics, and social studies. For the first time, results are reported in terms of curriculum standards, achievement standards, and assessment standards. Achievement standards state how many students are expected to reach a particular curriculum level at a specific age or year in school. Assessment standards are the scores to be achieved by a student on a specific test or part of a test before the performance of that student is judged acceptable or excellent. Achievement and assessment standards are reported for each major component of the tests and for both components together. Results are separately reported for grade 3 science, grade 6 mathematics, and grade 9 social studies. Achievement is also discussed by gender, age, grade level, and over time. The broadened assessment practices that Alberta is initiating are described, and field tests of these portfolio and performance-based assessments are reviewed. Thirty-eight tables present test data, and 17 figures illustrate achievement. Appendices provide two figures, three tables, information on test interpretation for parents and the community, and information about developing tests. A questionnaire about the report is included for reader feedback. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Age Differences, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9, Knowledge Level, Mathematics Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Public Schools, Science Achievement, Scores, Social Studies, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Testing Programs
Student Evaluation Branch, Alberta Education, Devonian Building, West Tower, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
Note: For the 1989 report, see ED 316 577.