ERIC Number: ED391831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the 1993 Multilevel Assessment Program in Urban Schools. Report 1.
Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).
The Multilevel Assessment Program tests for urban schools are conducted annually across Australia's Northern Territory in reading and mathematics. The program allows performance to be monitored at the system level for Years 5 and 7. Results show that, in terms of system performance on the link questions, there was no difference between 1992 and 1993 in reading everyday texts or in Year 5 reading comprehension, but the performance of Year 7 students on the link questions in the reading comprehension test was significantly lower in 1993. While girls scored better than boys on every reading subtest, there were few differences between boys and girls on mathematics tests. Non-Aboriginal students scored higher than their Aboriginal peers on all tests, but the gap in mathematics appeared to be declining. Appendixes contain: (1) a list of assessment committee members; (2) score distributions by subgroup; (3) average subtest scores by gender; (4) average subtest scores for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students; (5) average subtests scores by English as a second language students and others; (6) a glossary; and (7) sample test questions. (Contains 2 figures, 16 tables, and 32 graphs.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 7, Indigenous Populations, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Tests, Racial Differences, Reading Tests, Scores, Sex Differences, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northern Territory Board of Studies, Darwin (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia