ERIC Number: ED366648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Educational Quality Indicators. The Seventh in the Report Series.
Nelson, David E.; Ross, John D.
This report, the seventh in a series, summarizes information taken from a variety of ongoing and special studies about education in Utah. The first type of information deals with students' academic achievements and aptitudes. This category includes results from the American College Testing Program, the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, the Utah Statewide Educational Assessment Program, the Advanced Placement Program, the National Assessment of Educational Progress Program, and several studies of international education. A second category of information relates to students' attitudes, noncognitive characteristics, and evaluations of their school experiences. Also included are two types of information on educational attainment that are reported in the national context compared with census figures and in connection with course-selection patterns of high school seniors. Utah students are showing improvement in a number of academic areas, and such improvement presumably reflects the impact of the educational reforms implemented to date. Reforms include higher requirements for graduation and college admission. Implications for additional educational reform are discussed. Test results and student information are presented in 37 exhibits. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Aptitude, Census Figures, College Admission, Course Selection (Students), Educational Attainment, Educational Experience, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, High School Seniors, International Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Test Results
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Note: For the sixth in the report series, see ED 278 157.