ERIC Number: ED182351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Educational Assessment Program. Technical Report 1978.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Ohio's Educational Assessment Program is briefly described, and extensive tables present the 1978 test results. The sampling design, test development, and setting of performance expectancy levels are discussed. Results are reported for the total test and for each objective. Comparisons between the average predicted, minimally acceptable, and desired performance level with actual performance are also presented for each objective. Total test scores are reported by sex, race, community size, socioeconomic status, and race by socioeconomic status. About 3,000 students participated. Major findings include: (1) In fourth grade mathematics, actual performance exceeded minimum expected performance on 27 of 31 objectives, exceeded predicted performance on 25 objectives, and exceeded desired performance on 9 objectives; (2) In twelfth grade mathematics, performance exceeded the minimum for 35 of 41 objectives, exceeded predicted for 35, and exceeded desired on 10 objectives; (3) in twelfth grade science, performance exceeded the minimum on 29 of 37 objectives, exceeded predicted for 21, and exceeded desired for 4 objectives; and (4) in twelfth grade English composition, performance exceeded minimal levels on 3 of 5 objectives, exceeded predicted on 3 objectives, and exceeded desired on one objective. Test booklets and some answer sheets are appended. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Grade 12, Grade 4, Mathematics, Minimum Competency Testing, Racial Differences, Sciences, Sex Differences, Social Differences, State Programs, State Standards, Student Characteristics, Test Construction, Test Results, Testing Programs, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State General Assembly, Columbus.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio