ERIC Number: ED393869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Report and Appendices for Arizona Pupil Achievement Testing, 1994-95 School Year.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
This report briefly describes the tests, subtests, test scores, and reports that fulfill the requirements of Arizona state legislation regarding educational accountability. It summarizes the fall 1994 Arizona statewide results by grade and across grades. Discussions of student achievement strengths and weaknesses by grade level and demographic characteristics are included. In the 1994-95 school year, Arizona mandated testing at grades 4, 7, and 10, using the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills at grades 4 and 7, and the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency at grade 10. Students tested in fall 1994 (151,619) collectively scored in the average ranges in reading, language, and mathematics. In general, they performed at about the same level of achievement as average pupils in the same grades across the nation during the 1987-88 school year. Average reading and language scores tended to be higher for females than for males at all three grade levels. Males tended to outscore females in mathematics at all grade levels. White and Asian/Pacific Islander groups scored above national averages on all tests at all grades, but averages for other racial and ethnic groups were below national averages. Appendix A presents a 49-page table of reading results by school and district. Appendix B presents language results (49 pages), and Appendix C presents the mathematics results (49 pages). (Contains six figures and 10 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Language Arts, Mathematics, Minority Groups, National Norms, Reading, School Demography, Scores, Sex Differences, State Legislation, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Tests of Achievement and Proficiency