ERIC Number: ED236179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Georgia Statewide Testing Program for the Atlanta Public Schools: 1982-83. Report No. 17-9.
McCarson, Carole S.; Sweigert, Ray L., Jr.
The Georgia State Department of Education administers criterion-referenced tests to all fourth-, eighth-, and tenth-grade students enrolled in public schools throughout Georgia. The testing program was initiated in the spring of 1976 with the administration of criterion-referenced tests in reading, mathematics, and career development to students in grades 4 and 8. The program was extended to include reading and mathematics tests for tenth-grade students in 1978. The tests administered in 1981 to tenth-grade students were developed in response to revised statewide graduation requirements. The new tests, referred to as the Basic Skills Tests, measure competency in reading and mathematics. An additional area of problem solving is measured as a subskill of both reading and mathematics. The tests were first administered in the fall of 1981, after which the State Board of Education established the minimum passing score. Beginning with the tenth-grade class of 1982, all students must pass the test in order to receive a high school diploma. This report presents the results of the testing programs at the three grade levels during the 1982-83 school year. In addition to the results for Atlanta students, results also are presented for students throughout Georgia. (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.