ERIC Number: ED331924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Summary Report on the Results of the April 1990 Standardized Testing Program. Research, Evaluation, and Planning Report.
The Chicago (Illinois) School Reform Act of 1988 (Public Act 85-1418) established the performance of students on a nationally normed, standardized test as a key measure of success. In the Chicago Public Schools, the tests used are the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) in the elementary grades and the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP) in high school. This report summarizes the results achieved on the ITBS and TAP testing conducted in spring 1990, during the first year of the reform implementation. This information is seen as establishing a baseline against which progress can be measured during the next several years. This baseline can be expressed in several ways, but the simplest is the percentage of students below the national norms. The key tables in the report present the information in this format. This measure provides a convenient way of knowing how much progress is being made toward the legislative goal of having at least half of all students in each school at or above national norms, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or family income. Results indicate that, depending upon the grade and subject, improvement of 20 to 30 percent or more must take place. Eight tables of statistical data are included. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chicago Public Schools, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Tests of Achievement and Proficiency