ERIC Number: ED221592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Atlanta Public Schools' 1981 Achievement Testing Program. Report No. 16-5.
Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.
The Atlanta Public Schools administer a systemwide achievement testing program annually to assess the academic progress of students enrolled in kindergarten through the eleventh grades. The 1981 administration of the California Achievement Tests revealed evidence that test-level assignments have improved. The regular education students were tested within two levels of their grade placement. The percent of students scoring at or below the chance level was lower than it has been since that index has been reported (1975). Provisions were made for testing of special education students while eliminating those scores from school and system summaries. Seventy percent of the special education students participated in the 1981 testing program. Scores continued to improve at every level. Kindergarten and first grade scores exceeded the national norm in every subtest area; second-grade scores were above the national norm on Total Reading, Total Mathematics, and Test Composite. In Reading, 43 percent of students enrolled in grades 1 through 8 scored at or above the national norm. In Mathematics, 47 percent of these students scored at or above the national norm. These figures represent an increase since 1980 of 12 percentage points in Reading and 14 percentage points in Mathematics. (PN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests