ERIC Number: ED235181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Interpretive Analysis of System-Wide Achievement Data, 1981-82.
Olson, George H.
This report summarizes test results from all phases of the Dallas Independent School District testing program at a very global level. District achievement in 1981-82 can be viewed as a general improvement over that observed in 1980-81 which in turn marked a major improvement over preceding years. Appreciable gains were noted particularly among the District's minority students. These trends were observed at nearly all grade levels in all areas measured. The most pronounced gains in achievement continue to be seen in the early grades. Whereas a year ago this trend was observed in grades 1 through 4 or 5, in 1981-82 this trend continued through grades 5 or 6. In the secondary schools, however, year-to-year gains have not been so dramatic. Thus only slight improvement can be noted for grades 7 and 8, and virtually no change for grades 9 through 11. Thus, while District students match or even surpass the test performances of students nationally through elementary school, they do not maintain this pace as they progress through secondary school. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research, Evaluation, and Information Systems.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Basic Skills