ERIC Number: ED070056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Missouri Elementary Education: An Assessment of Fourth and Sixth Grade Basic Skills--1971.
CTB / McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA.; Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.
This report presents an analysis of data obtained from the Missouri Education Assessment project conducted during the school year 1970-71. It was found that elementary education in Missouri compares very favorably with the national norm. Grades four and six were selected to represent elementary education. Schools were randomly selected within the parameters of district classification and relative size of the district. Assessment data were based on The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills and the Short Form Test of Academic Achievement. Four curricular areas were investigated: reading, language, mathematics, and study skills. Data analysis was conducted from within three contexts: (1) achievement of Missouri elementary students relative to established norms; (2) obtained student achievement relative to anticipated achievement; and (3) the relationships between achievement and selected variables such as test scores and educational and demographic characteristics related to the sample schools and districts. Results of the study are analyzed and presented in tables and graphs, and possible problem areas are identified. (Author/DI)
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Authoring Institution: CTB / McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA.; Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.