ERIC Number: ED315447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Functional Reading Test-II: Fall 1987 Administration. Report R-87. Technical Report.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.
The Maryland Functional Reading Test, Level II (MFRT-II) assesses Maryland students' mastery of functional reading skills that are described in the Declared Competencies Index published by the Maryland State Department of Education in 1980. The test is used to certify students for high school graduation and to identify those in need of assistance to improve their reading skills. Forms 160 through 169 of the MFRT-II were administered to 44,032 students in Maryland public schools in grades 9 through 12 during the period October 19 through November 6, 1987. Most were ninth graders taking the test for the first time; students in grades 10 through 12 who took the test were transfers or had failed the test previously. Separate sections of this paper describe and report on the development procedures, technical characteristics, and student performance results of the 1987 edition of the MFRT-II. More detailed information is available in the technical manual. The percentage of students who passed on the first attempt stayed essentially the same as in 1986, at approximately 93% (versus 92.2%). The mean scale score in 1987 of 376.10 was about the same as that in 1986 (376.46). Nine tables present test results and passing percentages. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.