ERIC Number: ED250322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination/Diploma Endorsement District Report. 1983.
McDaniel, Patrick L.
According to the New Mexico Basic Skills Plan, students' attainment of basic skills is assessed by the objective and writing appraisal portions of the New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination (NMHSPE). This report to the New Mexico State Department of Education compiles and analyzes data on diploma endorsements (gold seals) for 1983 graduates provided by each of the 14 diploma-granting high schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools. According to the data collected: (1) 4,679 eligible graduates (93.6 percent) passed the NMHSPE required portions and received diploma endorsements; (2) 319 eligible graduates (6.4 percent) did not receive diploma endorsements because they failed, or neglected to take, one or both required examination sections; (3) 75 eligible graduates (1.5 percent) failed the objective section; (4) 44 graduates (.9 percent) failed the writing appraisal section; (5) 213 eligible graduates neglected to take one or both exam sections; and (6) failure to take the examination was the most frequently cited reason for graduates' not receiving diploma endorsement. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Instructional Research, Testing, and Evaluation.