ERIC Number: ED285903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-6
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills: 1985-86 Test Results.
Anderson, Carolyn S.
The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills in reading, language, and mathematics was administered to 3,417 second through twelfth grade students plus 201 resource room special education students for a total of 3,618 students, 97% of the student population in the Crete-Monee (Illinois) School District, in April, 1986. The test results were compared: (1) to national norms; (2) to last year's scores; (3) for high, middle, and low achievers; (4) for new students overall; and (5) for new and returning students at different grade levels over two years. Results indicated that scores exceeded the national average in all 11 grades tested, in all three tests, with the best performance at second and sixth grade. More students this year than last year scored in the top half of the nation across all grade levels. The general trend over two years was upward for high, middle, and low achievers. Students who were new to the district did not perform as well as returning students in all tests and at all grade levels, but their scores had relatively little effect on average scores in the district. Performance of new students was inconsistent from year to year, but performance of returning students was stable year to year, except for peaks at grades two and six which were attributed to a better curriculum-test match at those grades. (JGL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Crete Monee School District, Crete, IL.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills