ERIC Number: ED393902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 8 Early Warning Test (EWT), March 1995. State Summary.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
The New Jersey Grade 8 Early Warning Test (EWT), which consists of reading, mathematics, and writing sections, is to be used as a primary indicator for identifying students who may need instructional intervention in those content areas. The EWT is designed to give an indication of the progress students are making in mastering skills needed to pass the Grade 11 High School Proficiency Test. Three proficiency levels have been established for the EWT. Students scoring in the lowest level (Level III) need instructional intervention. A total of 71,219 students took at least 1 section in March 1995. This report includes a series of tables summarizing test results for the state, Special Needs Districts, all other districts, and District Factor Groups. Six tables present this information, followed by a 66-page report in tabular form that contains district-by-district and school-by-school results grouped by District Factor Group (a measure of socioeconomic status). Of the regular students who took all 3 EWT sections, 76.9% scored in Levels I or II, while only 42.1% of students in Special Needs Districts scored at Levels I and II. (Contains seven tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Grade 8, High Risk Students, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Low Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Remedial Instruction, School Districts, Socioeconomic Status, State Programs, Tables (Data), Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs, Writing Tests
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Jersey High School Proficiency Test