ERIC Number: ED262087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Student Achievement in New York State, 1983-84.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Testing.
Two types of information on the outcomes of education in New York State for the 1983-84 school year are presented. One relates to New York State tests and programs. The second is a by-product of national programs that identify outstanding pupils. During the 1983-84 school year, elementary and secondary school students demonstrated high achievement on all available indicators. The Pupil Evaluation Program results showed improvements in third-grade reading and mathematics and in fifth-grade writing. The percentage of students meeting the Regents Competency Testing requirements for a high school diploma remained high, and the percentage of graduates receiving Regents diplomas increased over the preceding year. New York State students compared favorably with their peers in other states. They led the nation in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search and in participation in the Advanced Placement Program. They performed well in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, and they scored well above the national average on all College Board achievement tests. Their Scholastic Aptitude Test scores improved and remained close to the national average despite the high proportion of seniors tested. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Testing.