ERIC Number: ED338665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on Student Achievement 1990-91. Publication Number 90.48.
Mangino, Evangelina; And Others
Results of standardized tests taken by students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District are reported. Emphasis is on tests developed for the state of Texas, but results from other standardized tests are also reported. In October 1990, 22,443 students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 took the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), scoring near state averages and above urban averages and showing an increase in the percentage of students who demonstrated mastery on these criterion-referenced tests. In October 1990 and/or May 1991, 893 students in grades 11 and 12 took the Exit-Level Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS). Austin students ranked first among urban schools on these criterion-referenced tests. In April 1991, 34,676 students in grades 1 through 8 took the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, while 11,645 students in grades 9 through 12 took the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency. Other tests administered district-wide and reported only at the individual level were: (1) the Metropolitan Readiness Tests (5,695 students in grade 1); (2) the Computer Literacy Test (3,934 students in grade 6); (3) TAAS practice tests (30,150 students in grades 3 through 6); and (4) end-of-basal tests (8,300 students in grades 3 through 6). Students generally scored above the average on national examinations, and continued to show improvement, with achievement of Blacks and Hispanic Americans improving at a faster rate than that of other students. Thirty figures are provided, and nine attachments present 38 pages of tables of results. Five references are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Black Students, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, School Districts, Scores, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing Programs, Urban Schools, White Students
Office of Research and Evaluation, Austin Independent School District, 1111 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703-5399.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Metropolitan Readiness Tests; Tests of Achievement and Proficiency; Texas Assessment of Academic Skills; Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills