ERIC Number: ED327276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of Learning. The Basic Skills Testing Program in New South Wales: 1989.
Masters, Geofferey; And Others
This publication on the New South Wales' Basic Skills Testing Program (BSTP) describes the development of the program's tests, the analysis of students' results, and the communication of results to parents, teachers, and schools. In BSTP tests, basic skills are defined not as low-level, rudimentary survival skills, but as major areas of learning that have a central role in the school curriculum. Part I of the book describes the skills typical of students performing at each of five skill levels in each of five areas of learning (Reading, Language, Number, Measurement, and Space) on the tests. Part II shows how different subgroups of students performed on the tests. Results on each aspect of literacy and numeracy are reported separately for girls and boys, students with non-English-speaking backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and several age groupings. Part III explains and gives examples of reports mailed to parents, more detailed reports given to teachers, and summary tables generated for each school. Part IV describes procedures used to develop BSTP tests and to analyze students' results in preparation for reporting. Numerous test items are presented. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Records, Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Literacy, Mathematics Achievement, Measurement, Reading Achievement, Report Cards, Space, State Programs, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Results
Australian Council for Educational Research, Radford House, Frederick Street, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia ($19.95, plus handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia