ERIC Number: ED427086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Anchorage School District Profile of Performance 1997-98. Assessment and Evaluation Report #98-3.
The Anchorage School District (Alaska) provides a comprehensive program of education to students from kindergarten through grade 12. This profile focuses on student achievement and other outcome indicators of student success, but it does not include information on the social or physical wellness of Anchorage students. The first section gives an overview of district performance on critical achievement indicators. The second section examines the districtwide performance of students by their ethnic group membership, and the third section examines the satisfaction of students, parents, and staff with Anchorage programs. All students, parents, and staff were given the opportunity to respond; the numbers replying for each school are shown. The fourth section contains profiles for each district school with information on attainment of school goals, staff and student demographics, and the history of academic achievement at the school. In 1997-98, the Anchorage district experienced increased enrollment and student cultural and linguistic diversity. The district also experienced high student mobility and substantial numbers of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Overall, student academic performance continued to be strong, with stable norm-referenced test scores and improved college entrance examination scores. American Native, Black, and Hispanic students, however, did not generally do as well as Whites and Asian Americans. Some areas of improvement are suggested by the Anchorage Curriculum Referenced Tests and Performance Assessments. Parent, staff, and student responses to surveys at all levels show high degrees of satisfaction and support for local school programs. Appendixes identify the number and percent of students tested with the California Achievement Tests at each grade, and summarizes local performance on Advanced Placement tests. (Contains 210 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Outcomes of Education, Parents, Profiles, Satisfaction, School Districts, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Students, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teachers, Test Results
Public Affairs Office of the Anchorage School District, 4600 De Barr Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508; Tel: 907-269-2131; Web site: http://www.asd.k12.ak.us/Depts/Assess_Eval/ (selected information).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anchorage School District, AK.