ERIC Number: ED369823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on Student Achievement 1992-93. Publication Number 92.30.
Mangino, Evangelina; And Others
Student achievement in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas), as reflected by different achievement test scores, is reported for 1992-93. In this year, 14,114 students took the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS)in the fall, and 14,799 took the TAAS in the spring. In grades 1 and 2, 9,520 students took the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS). In grades 3 through 11, 36,642 students took the Norm Referenced Assessment Program for Texas (NAPT). Three other tests were given districtwide but were reported only for individual students. Results of these programs and national college entrance examinations indicate that Austin high school graduates continue to excel, with average scores above those of the state and the nation. AISD students ranked number one among urban districts for the state criterion-referenced tests. AISD TAAS mastery percentages for fall 1992 are higher in 1 area, the same in 1, and lower in 10 than state averages as a whole. AISD scored above state averages in all grades except grade-7 mathematics concepts and estimation on the NAPT. Recommendations are made for improvement in the district, particularly in writing and mathematics. Thirty-eight figures present results from various testing programs. Ten attachments provide additional tables of data about test results. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Texas Assessment of Academic Skills