ERIC Number: ED342786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of State Results 1987-1990. Massachusetts Testing Program.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Chapter 188 of the Massachusetts Acts of 1985 established a statewide testing program that began in 1986. The Massachusetts Testing Program functions to improve curriculum and instruction in the public schools and districts, identify students needing assistance in mastering basic skills in the classroom, and make results available to the public. The Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) was created to accomplish the first purpose by testing students at three grade levels biennially. Results are reported at school, district, and state levels; and national comparisons are possible. The Massachusetts Basic Skills Testing Program (MBSP) was initiated in response to the second mandate. Each year students in grades 3, 6, and 9 are tested in reading, writing, and mathematics, with results reported at individual, school, district, and state levels. This document provides the results for each district or union for the MEAP (1988 and 1990) and for the MBSP (1987 through 1990). Reports are divided into the following sections: (1) local school districts; (2) independent vocational schools; (3) academic regional schools; (4) vocational-technical regional schools; (5) county agricultural schools; and (6) school unions. Tables are presented for 915 areas coded by the state and 22 school unions (937 double-sided tables). (SLD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9, Mathematics Tests, Public Schools, Reading Tests, School Districts, State Programs, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing Programs, Vocational Education, Writing Tests
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.