ERIC Number: ED351394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Connecticut Education Evaluation and Remedial Assistance. Grade 6 Mastery Test Results. Summary and Interpretations: 1991-92.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
The Connecticut Mastery Test is a critical element of the state's efforts to attain educational equity and excellence. The testing program assesses essential skills in mathematics and language arts, including listening, reading, and writing for grades 4, 6, and 8. Student achievement is measured and reported in relation to specific learning objectives (criterion-referenced) that students can reasonably be expected to have mastered by the end of grades 3, 5, and 7. This report provides an overview and summary of the implementation of the grade-6 Connecticut mastery test. In 1991, sixth graders mastered an average 24.7 of the 36 mathematics objectives tested, a slight increase above 1990, and 84.2 percent scored at or above the remedial standard. In language arts, sixth graders mastered an average of 8.1 of 11 objectives tested, representing no change from last year. There were slight improvements in the writing scores, the number of students scoring above the remedial standard in writing, and the number of students scoring above the writing goal. Reading achievement on the Degrees of Reading Power (an average of 57 units) was unchanged from 1990. A comparison of results from 1986 through 1991 is provided. Fourteen charts present test results and comparisons. Twelve appendixes provide supplemental information about testing and scoring. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Listening, Mastery Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Remedial Programs, State Programs, State Surveys, Test Results, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis, Writing Achievement
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut Mastery Testing Program