ERIC Number: ED069740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Broward County Senior Test Results in Public and Private Schools.
Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Seniors in Broward County (Florida) public and private high schools were compared on the basis of 1970-1971 statewide test results, with comparisons made of how well students were achieving in terms of their capabilities as measured by the verbal and quantitative aptitude sections of the statewide battery. Some of the findings were that: 1) Achievement in English and science was essentially the same among public and private school seniors; 2) Private school students with superior verbal and quantitative aptitude scores did better than equally able public school students on the social studies test and the math test; 3) Public school students with low aptitude scores did better in each area; 4) Students with average aptitude did about the same in both types of schools. Comparisons were also made with scores of students attending a specific public high school, Nova High School, which had been the subject of a Ford Foundation study, and the Nova students generally did better than the private students. In all, the findings did not indicate any major differences between the test scores of public and private school seniors. Graphs illustrating the findings comprise half of the report. (Author/LH)
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Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida