ERIC Number: ED335376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico Articulated Assessment System. Student Achievement Profile: 1988-1989.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
New Mexico has established a system of student achievement assessment that consists of four coordinated testing programs. District and state results are given for these assessments. The Reading Assessment, consisting of a norm-referenced test and a criterion-referenced test, is used in grades 1 and 2 to assess student mastery of essential competencies and to produce national norm-referenced information about reading achievement. In March-April of 1989, the New Mexico Reading Test was administered to 23,584 first-graders and 22,448 second-graders. New Mexico students were slightly below national norms for grade 1 and slightly above them for grade 2. In March 1989, the New Mexico Achievement Assessment, which included the norm-referenced California Test of Basic Skills and a criterion-referenced assessment, evaluated 61,107 students in grades 3, 5, and 8. In all three grades, students scored above the national median. The New Mexico Direct Writing Assessment, which was administered to 20,988 fourth-graders and 20,124 sixth-graders for the first time in October 1988, identified specific problem areas in student writing. The New Mexico High School Competency Examination (HSCE) was administered in February 1988 to 17,653 10th-graders and 5,145 11th-graders to meet the legislative mandate that all graduates pass competency examinations in English, reading, mathematics, and science. This second administration found some improvements and some declines in comparison with the preceding year. The New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination is being replaced by the HSCE. Eighty-eight tables provide the Student Achievement Profiles for 1988-89 for 88 school districts in New Mexico. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.