ERIC Number: ED174458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Alberta Science Achievement Study: A Study Conducted for the Minister's Advisory Committee on Student Achievement. Executive Summary.
This report is an executive summary of a study conducted for the Minister's Advisory Committee on Student Achievement (MACOSA) of Alberta, Canada. It was designed to investigate levels of student achievement in science in Alberta at grades three, six, nine and twelve and to provide a data base for future assessment. Between 2,000 and 3,000 students were tested at each grade level. The findings show that the student performances were generally satisfactory. Some areas of weakness were identified: (1) knowledge of scientific methods in grade three; (2) knowledge of physical science in grades three, six and twelve; and (3) earth-space science and general knowledge of science and scientists in grades nine and twleve. A list of recommendations is presented at the end of the report. (HM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Databases, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Research Reports, Science Education, Science Tests, Sciences, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
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