ERIC Number: ED312288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Student Performance 1986-1989. North Carolina Annual Testing Program: Basic Skills.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
In the spring of each year, North Carolina students in grades 3, 6, and 8 participate in the North Carolina Annual Testing Program. This report covers public school student performance for the years 1986 through 1989. In 1989, 245,063 students participated. The program administers the 1985 California Achievement Test (CAT)--Form E, and the North Carolina Science and Social Studies Tests. Student performance is reported using grade equivalent and national percentile rank scores. The scale score and normal curve equivalent, measures more suited for technical and research purposes, are included in summary reports reproduced in this report. In the spring of 1989, the average North Carolina student scored higher on the CAT than did the average student in the national norm group (for grades 3, 6, and 8) in all subject areas. Relative to national norms, students scored higher in language and mathematics than in reading. Overall performance on the CAT also improved from 1986 to 1989. Performance on the Science and Social Studies tests improved for grade 3, but was generally unchanged for the other grades. Thirty-two data tables and nine graphs are provided. Five appendices present supplemental information (largely in tables) about the testing process. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade Equivalent Scores, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 8, Language Tests, Mathematics Tests, Public Schools, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests