ERIC Number: ED435645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Assessment Program: Results of 1999 Writing Assessment.
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
This document contains data about the results of the Kansas Writing Assessment for 1999. Because administration conditions of the assessment vary widely, the results must be interpreted with caution. Year-to-year state data are considered not comparable, but they are reported in the interests of consistency. Comparisons among districts should not be made on the basis of these results, but year-to-year comparisons may be made for individual buildings if they standardized their local writing assessments. Test results show that students at all grade levels are generally scoring at or slightly above the midpoint on all six traits and the writing composite score. From 15% to 54% of schools are reaching the building-level standard of excellence on each of the traits and the composite score. Almost 50% of the general education/gifted students at grade 5, over 56% of the students at grade 8, and almost 60% of the general education/gifted students at grade 10 are scoring at the Proficient level or above. From one-fifth to one-fourth of the tested students with disabilities are scoring at the proficient level or above, and from one-fifth to one-third of the tested students of limited English proficiency are scoring at the proficient level or above at all three grade levels. Grade 10 students' scores have risen since 1996. Data about test results are presented in a series of tables. Three appendixes contain building frequency distributions, a description of the assessments, and some example items. (Contains 21 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas