ERIC Number: ED318672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Student Performance: U.S. History. End of Course Testing. Spring 1989.
Averett, Chris; And Others
The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. This report presents the results of the 1988-1989 U.S. History End-of-Course Test. Four forms of the test were administered within each classroom. Each form consisted of a core test of 60 common items, and an additional 40 items. Core scores from this 1989 test were compared with the previous year's scores (the first year the U.S. History Test was given). Students scored an average of 70% correct on the core test, an increase from the first year. Males continued to score higher than females, and white students made slightly larger gains than other ethnic groups. Children of parents educated beyond high school scored higher than others. There was some variance in scores by educational region. Average scores for school systems ranged from 32.8 to 46.7. Statewide, 73 students achieved a perfect score, and less than three percent missed no more than three test questions. Achievement across all goals appears to be consistent, indicating that teachers are covering all major periods of history and are not concentrating on a few areas at the expense of others. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina