ERIC Number: ED266144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
TELLS: Testing for Essential Learning and Literacy Skills. 1984-85 Statewide Test Results. Turning the Tide, An Agenda for Excellence in the Pennsylvania Public Schools.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh initiated an education reform package, "Turning the Tide: An Agenda for Excellence in Pennsylvania Public Schools" in October 1983. The statewide competency testing program which followed was "Testing for Essential Learning and Literacy Skills (TELLS), and it tested reading and mathematics skills among students in grades 3, 5, and 8. State-funded remedial instruction was to be provided for students whose scores indicated a deficiency at their grade level. Tests were administered for the first time in October 1984 and were mandatory for the state's 501 school districts. (Participation was voluntary for nonpublic schools, and approximately one third of the nonpublic schools elected to participate.) This report summarizes the results of that administration. Aggregate data is given first for both public and nonpublic schools. District results follow in an alphabetical listing. Nonpublic school results are listed on the last page. The list presents, by district, the following figures for each of the six TELLS tests: (1) the number of regular students tested; (2) the number of regular students eligible for remedial instruction; and (3) the percentage of regular students eligible for instruction, computed by dividing the number eligible by the number tested in each case. (LMO)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania