ERIC Number: ED235189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-23
Reference Count: N/A
A Report to the Board of Education on Growth in Student Learing during the First Year of Implementation of the District's Policy on Student Achievement: A Comparison of Basic Skills Achievement Scores from 1980-81 to 1981-82.
Hathaway, Walter E.
At the beginning of the 1981-82 school year, the Board of Education of the Portland (OR) Public Schools established a system-wide achievement goal of improved learning in all areas of the curriculum including the basic skills. This report describes the gains made during the first year of implementation of that new achievement policy. Portland's students grew in achievement in each subject and at every grade. The gains represent growth in learning ranging from approximately an additional month to an additional half year in progress through the curriculum for the same investment in instruction. Typically, four out of five schools which were below average in basic skills achievement in 1980-81 at one or more grades showed improvement during the 1981-82 school year. A larger percentage of the class of 1985 than the class of 1984 entered high school already having met the district's basic skills standards for high school graduation. Individualized progress reports are provided to assist parents, students, teachers, principals, program managers, and area and central administrators in monitoring and insuring student achievement growth. (BW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.