ERIC Number: ED174662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary Report. 1978 New Hampshire Educational Assessment Program.
Ryan, Susan C.
Results of New Hampshire's first biennial Educational Assessment Program involving 7,500 public school students in grades 5, 9, and 12 are reported. Multiple choice and essay tests were administered in reading, writing, mathematics, state and national history, and government. Instructional assistance--including workshops, suggested classroom activities, and curriculum development assistance--were to be offered by the State Department of Education, based on test results. Test results showed: (1) fifth and ninth graders performed well in mathematics; (2) fifth graders performed well in language arts; (3) twelfth graders' reading comprehension improved markedly over ninth graders; (4) girls demonstrated higher achievement than boys in writing skills; and (5) students in grades 9 and 12 showed strength in history and government. (MH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 5, Grade 9, Mathematics, Reading Achievement, Research Reports, State History, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs, United States Government (Course), United States History, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire