ERIC Number: ED110644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Scores on the Iowa Tests of Educational Development; Employer-Based Career Education. Technical Report No. 38.
Ranson, James T.; And Others
The report assesses the ability of the 44 Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Employer-Based Career Education (AEL/EBCE) students to maintain their expected academic competence as measured by a nationally normed achievement test, the Iowa Tests of Educational Development, administered at different times during the 1972-73 program year. The students comprised two groups: those entering in September 1972 and those entering in January 1973. The former were tested in September 1972 and in February and May 1973; the latter were tested in February and May 1973. Test results indicated that: students registered much greater competence in mathematics than in reading, language arts, social studies, science, and the use of sources; during the year the students' growth rate exceeded the expected growth rate, even in mathematics, in all areas except use of sources; there were no significant test score differences between the group which participated for the entire academic year and the group which participated for only half of the year; and whether students took courses for credit or non-credit had little apparent effect on performance in science, social studies, and mathematics. Three appendixes provide variance tables for growth score comparisons, post-test raw score comparisons, and subtest scores according to sex and credit/non-credit differences. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Evaluation, Individualized Programs, Pilot Projects, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Educational Development