ERIC Number: ED254325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Performance of Atlanta Public Schools Pupils on the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Tests, 1983-84.
Brooks, Margaret G.
In this report, test results on the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Tests (GCRT) are presented for first-, fourth-, and eighth-grade Atlanta pupils. A brief report of results on the Georgia Basic Skill Tests (GBST) for tenth graders is also included. Specifically, the GCRT is designed to assess students' performance on reading (including concepts in reading, literal comprehension, and inferential comprehension) and mathematics (including concept identification, component operation, and problem solving). The 1984 mean scale scores of Atlanta first graders exceeded state performance levels on both the reading and mathematics tests of the first-grade GCRT. Although the reading and mathematics performance of fourth-grade pupils continued to rise from 1980 to 1984, statewide performance also rose. Thus, performance of Atlanta fourth graders fell below the state level. The performance of Atlanta eighth graders was also below the state level. Numerous tables list the performance of each grade on test objectives; indicate performance of individual schools; and give comparisons among state (Georgia), district (Metro Area), and Atlanta norms. Comments on the GBST report that 91 percent of pupils in regular tenth grades passed the reading test and 85 percent passed the mathematics test. (Skills measured by the GBST were similar, and in some cases identical, to those of the eighth-grade GCRT, though at a higher level of difficulty.) (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Georgia (Atlanta)