ERIC Number: ED250329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Testing Results for Minority Isolated Schools. Evaluation Services Department Report No. 350.
San Diego City Schools, CA. Evaluation Services Dept.
During spring 1983, approximately 12,000 students who were enrolled in the court-identified minority-isolated (MI) schools in the San Diego City Schools were administered the appropriate levels of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS). The content areas of reading, language, and mathematics were assessed. In Grades 5, 7, and 9, all district students in the regular instructional program were also tested using the CTBS and in the fall and winter, Grades 11 and 12 had been tested districtwide. The MI schools continued to show improvement in the basic skill areas measured by the CTBS. Mathematics and language data trended strongly upward in Grades K through 8. Additional data provided for those grade levels tested districtwide indicate that the "margin of difference" between test scores of the MI schools and other schools in the district has been reduced very substantially since the 1979-80 school year, especially at the elementary and junior high levels. Test results for almost all of the ethnic subgroups in the MI schools have improved considerably since 1979-80. With only a few exceptions, the average achievement levels of minority students in the MI schools has improved more than those of their ethnic counterparts in the other schools. Appendices include: excerpts of the Integration Plan court orders for 1980-81 and 1982-83, historical baseline data, and detailed CTBS test results. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA. Evaluation Services Dept.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills