ERIC Number: ED250344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination (NMHSPE). District Report. 1982-83.
McDaniel, Patrick L.
This report summarizes test results for the objective portion of the 1983 New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination (NMHSPE) in the Albuquerque Public School district. The NMHSPE assesses the mastery of skills and knowledge specified in the New Mexico Basic Skills Plan. A basic skill is the ability to apply one of five designated skills (Reading, Communication Mechanics, Problem Solving, Identification of Facts and Terms, and Computation) to one of five content areas (Community Resources, Consumer Economics, Mental and Physical Health, Occupational Knowledge, and Government and Law). Students successfully completing both the objective portion and the writing assessment receive a diploma endorsement and a transcript notation from the State Department of Education. Sophomores failing exam sections may retake them as juniors and seniors. The 1983 NMHSPE contains l46 items and uses a Rasch Scale scoring system. Results detailed include: (l) percentage of sophomores taking and passing the NMHSPE; (2) performance summary for special education students; (3) average percent correct; (4) district performances in content and skill areas; and (5) skill and content area interaction. Using NMHSPE results, all schools should identify curricular priorities related to the New Mexico Basic Skills Plan. Appendices contain NMHSPE goals and objectives, NMHSPE Item Descriptors; and a NMHSPE diploma endorsement facsimile. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Instructional Research, Testing, and Evaluation.