ERIC Number: ED378203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement Testing Program Provincial Report. June 1993 Administration. Grade Level 3 Language Learning, Grade 6 Social Studies, Grade 9 Science.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
The annual report on achievement testing in Alberta (Canada) includes test results for third-grade students in language learning (for the regular English program), sixth-grade students in social studies, and ninth-grade students in science. Results are regarded in terms of curriculum standards, assessment standards, and achievement standards. School-level results for the 102,702 students who took the tests (about 84% of total students) suggest declining performance across grades 3, 6, and 9. In fact, a satisfactory percentage of ninth graders met the achievement standard in only two of three schools. The assessments this year included performance tasks at each grade level. Grade 3 results indicate that fewer students meet the provincial standards on the performance test than on the written component of the achievement test. Seventeen figures and 43 tables present test results for the 3 grades. Five appendixes discuss standards, interpretation of results, and details of test construction, and list questions parents frequently ask. A questionnaire about the report is included for reader feedback. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada