ERIC Number: ED331918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
LAUSD Student Performance on the 1988-89 Scholastic Aptitude Test: Description and Comparative Analysis. Publication No. 549.
This report analyzes the performance of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students on the 1988-89 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and compares it to performance on the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE), and to state and national samples. The following findings are presented: (1) 10,775 LAUSD students took the SAT; (2) the mean total SAT score for LAUSD students was 817, compared with 906 for the state sample and 903 for the national sample; (3) the mean scores of LAUSD students on both the reading comprehension and the vocabulary SAT subscales were far lower than those of the state and national samples, and the same pattern emerged for the TSWE; (4) Hispanic American students were underrepresented in the SAT sample, Asian American students were significantly overrepresented, and White students were slightly overrepresented compared to their respective enrollments in grade 12; (5) although it has narrowed in the 1980s, the "ethnic gap" in achievement still exists; (6) the LAUSD sample comprised a higher proportion of at-risk students than the state and national samples; (7) the educational and career aspirations of LAUSD students were similar to those in the state and national samples; and (8) further analyses of individual items and groups of items are needed to identify specific skill deficits for particular student subgroups. Statistical data are presented in nine graphs. A list of two references and eight tables of statistical data are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); Test of Standard Written English