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ERIC Number: ED288907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement in AISD: 1975 through 1985.
This publication summarizes the achievement results of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) for grades 1-12 in reading and mathematics for 1975 through 1985. In 1975, the California Achievement Tests (CAT) were administered to students in grades 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9. However, in 1976, the testing program was expanded to all grades, 1-12. Subsequently administered tests included the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Sequential Tests of Educational Progress, and Tests of Achievement and Proficiency. This report includes: (1) a summary tables of changes in median percentile scores; (2) context and background of the testing program; (3) a timeline of major events; (4) a comparison of AISD achievement by grade from 1975 through 1985; (5) achievement by ethnic groups; and (6) how the data were derived. In general, results showed that AISD students achieved at a higher level in 1985 than in 1975, with the greatest gains in grades 2-8. Also, when annual gains in grades 1-8 were compared for the five years before desegregation to the five years after desegregation, half of the grades gained more prior to desegregation, while half of the grades gained more after desegregation. At the high school level, gains tended to be greater prior to desegregation. (KSA)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Black Students, Desegregation Effects, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Local Norms, Mathematics Achievement, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Scores, Testing Programs, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; California Achievement Tests; Sequential Tests of Educational Progress; Tests of Achievement and Proficiency