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ERIC Number: ED445005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 17
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Primary Grade Student Assessment Based on Tasks of the Observation Survey.
Haenn, Joseph F.
This report summarizes the data obtained through the administration of the Observation Survey (M. Clay) as part of the K-2 Student Assessment Portfolio of the Durham Public Schools, North Carolina, during the second year of data collection. The database contained a total of 7,752 students in kindergarten through grade 2. The Observation Survey consists of tasks in letter identification, words, concepts about print, writing vocabulary, dictation, and text reading level. Findings indicate that kindergarten students, in general, are mastering their letters and concepts about print by the end of kindergarten, although as many as one quarter may not have mastered their letters. In first grade, about four in five students were able to meet the criterion of satisfactory progress in writing vocabulary, and there were increases in proficiency, in comparison with the previous year, for dictation and text reading level. Gains for second graders were even greater on the text reading level task. Overall, results indicate that significant teaching and learning is going on in the primary grades of the Durham Public Schools. (Contains 10 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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