ERIC Number: ED311064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on Student Achievement 1988-89. Austin Independent School District. Publication No. 88.35.
Mangino, Evangelina; And Others
The academic achievement of students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) is reported using their scores on the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS), the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP), the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The TEAMS tests are criterion-referenced tests that measure a subset of the essential elements adopted by the State Board of Education. AISD students scored near state averages and above urban district averages on the TEAMS tests, and they continued to show an increase in the percentage of those demonstrating mastery of basic skills. Achievement levels on the TAP and ITBS increased, with Black and Hispanic students making the greatest gains. SAT scores for AISD seniors averaged above those of the state and the nation. The AISD had three times the number of Merit Scholarship semifinalists, determined by the PSAT, as was expected for a district its size. Twenty-one graphs and 12 tables give test results for the different tests. Nine attachments give tabulated information about the individual tests for grades 1 through 12. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test; SAT (College Admission Test); Tests of Achievement and Proficiency; Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills