ERIC Number: ED104966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Report: The Fifth Report of the 1971-72 Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The 1971-72 Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) provided information on 22 measures of students and schools. While some of the data were gathered in routine Michigan Department of Education reports, mean socioeconomic status (SES) for each school and student performance data were gathered in a special endeavor during January 1972. The SES was estimated from information gathered in a questionnaire prepared by school principals. Students receiving regular classroom instruction in grades 4 and 7 were tested using a basic skills battery thereby providing student performance data. The battery consisted of four tests: Word Relationships, Reading, Mechanics of Written English, and Mathematics. For each of the four tests at each grade level, the raw score distribution was transformed into a standard score distribution with a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10. A majority of the achievement tests were somewhat difficult for students at both grade levels. However, the range of difficulty among items appears to be well represented. The tests possess acceptable to excellent ability to discriminate between good and poor students. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Cognitive Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Low Income Groups, Racial Distribution, School Districts, School Statistics, Scores, Socioeconomic Status, State Programs, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Services.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.