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ERIC Number: ED184133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
DoDDS Language Arts Assessment Results, 1977-78.
Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
The results of two large scale assessment efforts by the United States Department of Defense Office of Dependents Schools (DoDDS) are set forth in tabular form in this booklet. First described is the initial DoDDS assessment of composition skills--administered to several thousand eighth and eleventh grade students in the spring of 1978--that consisted of a set of survey questions and the collection of two writing samples from each pupil. Pupil essays, scored on a system developed by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), are compared to essays obtained in NAEP's 1974 national assessment of composition. An analysis of the survey responses mentions that over half the students state that they write less than three times per week in English classes, with 30% of eleventh and 21% of eighth grade students reporting that they write less than once per week. The second test described is the annual DoDDS English program assessment given to 1,600 eighth and eleventh grade students worldwide in the DoDDS system. Scores were compared to and averaged higher than the average pupil score on the NAEP. Weak areas cited for eighth grade students are literal reading comprehension and organization of sentences into a paragraph; for eleventh grade students weak areas are interpretive reading comprehension, English usage, and selecting topic sentences. (AEA) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Replication).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.