ERIC Number: ED360393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement Testing Program Provincial Report. June 1992 Administration. Grade 3 Social Studies, Grade 6 English Language Arts, Grade 9 Mathematics, Francais 6e Annee.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
The 1992 achievement tests for the Alberta (Canada) public schools show what students in grades 3, 6, and 9 can do in social studies, language arts, and mathematics, respectively. Results are reported in terms of curriculum standards, achievement standards, and assessment standards. In June 1992, there were 41,696 students in grade 3, 37,837 in grade 6, and 34,386 in grade 9. Of the total population, 97,315 took achievement tests in mathematics, social studies, and English or French language arts. Results indicate mixed achievement. In Grade 3 social studies, about 84 percent of the students achieved the acceptable standard, and a significant percentage achieved excellence. A smaller percentage achieved these standards in grade 6 language arts and grade 9 mathematics. Results in mathematics were disappointing, especially in problem solving, where about 64 percent achieved the acceptable standard. Achievement-over-time data indicate improvements in grade 3 social studies and grade 9 mathematics compared with 1984. In French, close to the expected numbers achieved the standards. Twenty-one figures and 59 tables present achievement data. Appendix A outlines the standard setting processes. Appendix B describes the public review of standards. Appendix C gives interpretation guidelines. Appendix D answers common parent questions about testing. Appendix E outlines test development. The study questionnaire is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Foreign Countries, French, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9, Language Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Social Studies, Standard Setting (Scoring), Test Results
Alberta Education, Student Evaluation Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0L2.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.