ERIC Number: ED360341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
District-Wide Testing Results, Technical Report, 1991-92. OPET Report.
Barrera, Marbella; Holst, Patricia
Results from testing programs in the Newark (New Jersey) public schools for 1991-92 are discussed. The system used three testing programs in the school year: (1) the Newark Uniform Testing Program (Stanford Achievement Series, eighth edition); (2) the New Jersey Statewide Testing System; and (3) the Bilingual Testing Program. Results of the Newark Uniform Testing program indicate that students are steadily improving, but remain below grade level, with mathematics the weakest area and reading the strongest. Kindergartners were on grade level in reading and mathematics. The Early Warning Test component of the state testing system indicated that mathematics and writing scores for eighth graders improved overall, but that many students would benefit from remedial services. The High School Proficiency Test component of this program becomes a graduation requirement after one more administration. The district remained below state means on this test. Results from the Bilingual Testing Program indicate that limited English proficiency students had lower scores than did English proficient students and scored below grade level on a Spanish language achievement test. This review simplifies the complex pattern of test results, but is a first step to identifying strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum. Study findings are summarized in 25 tables and 10 figures. An appendix contains an additional seven tables of test results. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, School Districts, Scores, Spanish, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newark Board of Education, NJ. Office of Planning, Evaluation and Testing.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests