ERIC Number: ED414313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Anchorage School District Profile of Performance 1996-97. Assessment and Evaluation Report #97-3.
This report focuses on student achievement across the Anchorage (Alaska) school district and within its individual programs. It does not include information on the social and physical wellness of the district's students. The first section of the report provides an overview of district performance on critical achievement indicators, and the second section examines the districtwide performance of students by their ethnic group membership. A third section explores the satisfaction of students, parents, and staff with Anchorage programs, and the fourth section presents profiles for each school in the district with information on staff and student characteristics as well as achievement. The 1996-97 school year saw more than 47,900 students enrolled at the beginning of the school year. Anchorage is a district characterized by mobility. One in five students entered or left one or more district schools during the school year. Three of 10 elementary school students in the district were eligible for subsidized lunches due to low income. The primary measure of academic achievement in 1996-97 was a norm-referenced test of basic skills, the California Achievement Tests (CAT), which were the required measure for the state's student assessment program. Overall, the performance of Anchorage students in reading, language arts, and mathematics, was above the national average on the CAT, as it has been consistently. There was considerable disparity among ethnic groups on the academic and economic indicators in this report. Minority students had lower test scores on average, and were twice as likely to be from low-income families. Detailed information is given about the performance of racial and ethnic groups and the performance of students in particular programs. (Contains 193 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Norm Referenced Tests, Parent Attitudes, Profiles, Racial Differences, School Districts, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Test Results, Urban Schools
Public Affairs Office of the Anchorage School District, 4600 DeBarr Avenue, Anchorage, AK.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anchorage School District, AK.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests