ERIC Number: ED402352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Articulated Assessment System. 1994-1995 Summary Report.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Assessment and Evaluation Unit.
Results from the component tests of the New Mexico Statewide Articulated Assessment System, an elementary-level assessment, are presented. The New Mexico Achievement Assessment, uses the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills to assess the achievement of students in grades 3, 5 and 8. Score increases were seen for students in grade 3 in mathematics, in grade 5 in vocabulary and reading comprehension, and in grade 8 in vocabulary and reading comprehension. There was a slight decrease in grade-3 reading comprehension, and students at all grades performed well in science. The state portfolio writing assessment is used in grades 4, 6, and 8. The optional use of the portfolio assessment in grade 8 increased, with 8,894 students participating in 1995. Eighth-grade scores demonstrated the importance of early instructional intervention before the tenth-grade component of the high school competency examination. The New Mexico High School Competency Examination (NMHSCE) is administered as a graduation requirement. The percentage of sophomores passing all 6 subtests of the NMHSCE increased to 86.5%, a new high for the test, and these increases were noted for all ethnic groups in 1994-95. (Contains 3 tables and 16 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Assessment and Evaluation Unit.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills