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ERIC Number: ED354278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7245-2489-4
Results of the Primary Assessment Program 1989.
Huang, Zheng Sen
This report presents the results and sample items of a reading test and a mathematics test administered to Year 5 and Year 7 primary level students in 1989 in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Primary Assessment Program (PAP) monitors achievement in English and Mathematics in urban schools. All students in Years 5 and 7 are tested in reading and mathematics each year. Writing is assessed by analyses of teacher-assessed sample scripts sent in from schools. Diagnostic information and trend analysis data are extracted for use by both the school and system. A forward notes that data from 1988 and 1989 provide convincing evidence that standards are being maintained and that there was a significant improvement in the achievement of Year 7 students in mathematics. Chapter 1 describes the PAP covering the nature of the materials and reporting of results. Chapter 2 offers results of the Year 5 mathematics test. Chapter 3 details results of the Year 7 mathematics test. Chapter 4 covers results of the Year 5 reading test. Chapter 5 contains results of the Year 7 reading test. Chapter 6 summarizes the findings and provides analyses. Appendixes 1 and 2 list members of the Primary Assessment Committee and the 1989 Mathematics Test Panels. Appendix 3 contains four selections from the reading tests. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia