ERIC Number: ED257847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey Assessment Programs. High School Proficiency Test Results.
Harkness, Suzanne C.
The New Jersey Educational Assessment Program was initiated in l972-73 school year to assess high school students' performance in the basic skill areas of reading and mathematics. The High School Proficiency Test (HSPT) will become part of the graduation requirement for the ninth grade class of 1985-86. This instrument is a more comprehensive basic skills test than the Minimum Basic Skills Test that is replacing. It includes a writing section, as well as items assessing higher level thinking skills. This report describes the HSPT. The results of the March 1984 test administration to all ninth graders in the East Windsor School District are reviewed and compared to state and district reference groups. Information on the population tested and a sample of the individual student report are included. The results of this test administration indicated East Windsor students were well prepared in areas such as critical and literal comprehension, and ability to organize ideas. Editing the written work of others was found to be a skill area requiring additional instruction. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Windsor Regional School District, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Jersey High School Proficiency Test