ERIC Number: ED354278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Scores, Test Items, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia