ERIC Number: ED236178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Atlanta Public Schools' 1983 Achievement Testing Program. Report No. 17-8.
McCarson, Carole S.
The Atlanta Public Schools administers a systemwide achievement testing program annually to assess the academic progress of students enrolled in kindergarten through the eleventh grades. The California Achievement Tests (CAT) were adopted in 1980 for that purpose. The results of the 1983 administration of the CAT are reported in this document. A description of the CAT as well as the administration procedures is provided. Various analyses of the test administration procedures and results are presented. The results of the 1983 Atlanta systemwide achievement testing program revealed several positive findings. There was evidence that test-level assignments have improved. In contrast to the years preceding 1981, essentially all of the regular education students were tested within two levels of their grade placement. In addition, the percentage 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 the testing of special education students while eliminating those scores from school and system summaries. Eighty percent of the special education students participated in the testing program of 1982. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; 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