ERIC Number: ED348373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Pupil Achievement Testing Statewide Report, June 1989 [and] Appendix.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
For 1989, the ninth year of standardized norm-referenced achievement testing mandated by the Arizona State Legislature, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted the Riverside Basic Skills Assessment Program (RBSAP). According to the RBSAP, the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills are administered to students in grades 1 through 8, and the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency are administered to students in grades 9 through 12. This document reports student scores by subject, subtest, and skill at the school and classroom levels. Scores are then aggregated to the school, district, county, and state levels. In all, 462,944 students from 968 schools in 213 districts were tested in 1989. Arizona students collectively scored in the average range across all subject areas and all twelve grades. In reading, performance was slightly above national averages for grades 7 through 11. Arizona average grade equivalents were above the national average in language in grades 2, 7 through 9, and 11. Mathematics performance was above the national average in grade 2. Females tended to outscore males in reading and language, with males somewhat higher in mathematics in grades 9 through 11. White and Asian/Pacific Islander students generally scored above national averages while Black and Hispanic students were below the national average. Fifteen bar graphs and 37 tables present the Arizona student achievement data. The appendixes provide the 1989 percentile ranks for students in grades 1 through 12 in reading, language, and mathematics. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Equivalent Scores, Language Skills, Mathematics Achievement, National Norms, Public Schools, Racial Differences, Reading Achievement, School Districts, Scores, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona State Assessment Programs; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Percentile Ranks; Tests of Achievement and Proficiency
Note: Each annual report in this series consists of a "statewide report" and an "appendix" volume.