ERIC Number: ED370972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Program Results 1992-1993.
Deeter, Thomas; Wilson, Morris
In their effort to provide quality programing for their diverse student body, the Des Moines Public Schools continually evaluate their teaching and student outcomes. This report presents results about student performance on the following tests: (1) Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS); (2) Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED); (3) American College Tests (ACT); (4) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); (5) Advanced Placement Tests; (6) performance-based assessment; and (7) curriculum-aligned assessments of the school district given in grades 3 through 12 (the district's criterion-referenced assessment). The majority of the 31,524 students in Des Moines are achieving at or above grade level, and many students are exceeding normal expectations. Growth is occurring in most areas. Teachers appear to be teaching the curriculum and students appear to be learning it. Ten tables and 11 figures (largely graphs) present test results. Six appendixes contain a list of definitions and 19 tables of summary results and statistics. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Iowa Tests of Educational Development; SAT (College Admission Test)