ERIC Number: ED264286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Student Achievement, 1984-1985.
Mangino, Evangelina; And Others
Results are summarized for the Austin, Texas, Independent School District (AISD) achievement testing program during the 1984-85 year. The data are presented to compare AISD results to national and urban averages. The performance of AISD students on other tests is presented, as well as two-year and six-year trends. Both percentile and grade equivalent scores are provided for Black, Hispanic, Other, and Total student groups. Major findings include: (1) AISD students consistently achieved above the national average in grades 1-12 in all areas--language, reading, written expression, using information sources, mathematics, science, social studies, and work and study skills; (2) achievement trends are upward at all grade levels for the last two years; (3) minority student achievement increased at a greater rate than nonminorities; (4) AISD students achieved higher than two-thirds to three-fourths of the national urban average; and (5) kindergarten students progressed over nine months in language skills during a seven-month period. Further needs are identified concerning seventh and eighth grade achievement and elementary school mathematics. (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Black Students, College Entrance Examinations, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Children, Norm Referenced Tests, Pretests Posttests, School Districts, Scores, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Test Norms, Test Results, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; SAT (College Admission Test); Texas Assessment of Basic Skills