ERIC Number: ED403307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Report and Appendices for Arizona Pupil Achievement Testing 1995-96 School Year.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
In the 1995-96 school year, the 16th year of the Arizona Pupil Achievement Testing Program, the state Board of Education mandated testing for grades 4, 7, and 10. The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) were administered at grades 4 and 7, and the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP) at grade 10. Test scores are reported by subject, subtest, and skill at the student and classroom levels, and aggregated scores are provided for the school, district, county, and state levels. In fall 1995, 156,339 students were tested, with 6,236 students exempted because of limited English proficiency and 7,424 exempted for disabilities. Test results in this report are based on the tested students in 1,148 schools in 254 districts statewide. Average student performance in reading comprehension was slightly below the national average in grade 4, but well above the national averages in grades 7 and 10, even though these scores were slightly below those for Arizona students in the preceding school year. Scores for language usage and expression were below the national average for grade 4, and well above it in grade 7. No comparisons were possible in grade 10 since a statewide language test was not administered in that grade. Arizona averages for mathematics exceeded national averages for grades 4 and 7, but the grade 10 average fell below the national mark. White and Asian/Pacific Islanders scored above national averages on all tests at all three grade levels; other ethnic groups averaged below the national averages. Appendixes present reading, language, and mathematics individual percentile ranks for Arizona schools. (Contains 10 tables, 6 figures, and 3 lengthy tables in the appendixes.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Tests of Achievement and Proficiency