ERIC Number: ED417214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests. Summary Report, 1997.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
The Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests (MMAT) were developed as a result of the state's Excellence in Education Act of 1985, which called for assessments of core competencies and key skills in reading/language arts/English, mathematics, science, and social studies/civics. The revised MMAT, like the original test, includes four multiple-choice items to measure each key skill. The MMAT for grades 3, 6, 8, and 10 includes subtests for each of the 4 domains, for a total of about 300 questions per grade level. This report presents data for the 1997 administration. Results indicate that student achievement has leveled off in recent years, with little improvement shown since the implementation of the revised tests in 1991 and 1992. There was, however, an upward trend for scaled score averages, with the exception of 10th-grade social studies. The 1996 MMAT results are somewhat encouraging even though most data show relatively stable student scores. A table presents key skill mastery data for all grades and subjects. (Contains four figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.