ERIC Number: ED179587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Oklahoma Educational Status Study. Reading and Math. Grades 3, 6, 9, 12. School Year 1978-79.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
To comply with the Oklahoma legislative intent, a statewide random sample of students in grades 3, 6, 9, and 12 were tested in mathematics and reading. Students in grades 3, 6, and 9 were administered the California Achievement Tests (CAT), reading and mathematics subtests. It was concluded that: more students scored above, rather than below, their grade levels; third graders performed better in reading than in mathematics; there was a wider range of achievement in both areas in grades 6 and 9; Oklahoma students were achieving as well or better than the national norm; there was a relatively low percent of right responses in division in grade 3; and there was a high percentage of ninth graders scoring above the 12.2 grade level in reading and mathematics. Two unnormed minimum competency tests were administered to twelfth grade students: Senior High Assessment of Reading Performance (SHARP) and Test of Performance in Computational Skills (TOPICS). It was concluded that: 90 percent achieved mastery on SHARP; 75 percent achieved mastery on TOPICS; on SHARP, critical comprehension was the poorest skill area; and on TOPICS, scores were higher in basic operations, than on multiple operations, ratios, proportions, bar graphs, and scale conversions. (Results are presented in graphs). (MH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Educational Testing, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9, Minimum Competency Testing, Norms, Reading Achievement, Research Reports, Secondary School Mathematics, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests