ERIC Number: ED448165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Anchorage School District Profile of Performance, 1998-1999. Assessment and Evaluation Report.
The "Profile of Performance" is the Anchorage School District, Alaska, report card to the School Board and community on academic achievement. Part 1 of the report provides a summary of performance across the entire district on a variety of indicators of achievement. It includes an overview of district performance and an examination of the performance of students by ethnic and income groups. Part 2 looks at each of the more than 90 schools and programs in Anchorage, providing information on attainment of school goals, staff and student demographics, and the history of academic achievement at the school. The focus of this document is on the regular education program. It does not include the special education program; nor does it address the social or physical wellness of students other than through the end-of-year report card surveys. While the majority group in the Anchorage School District continues to be white, students whose ethnic background is other than white account for an increasing portion of the school district's population, amounting to 33% in 1998-1999. Although overall Anchorage School District indicators were very positive with norm-referenced test performance and ACT/SAT scores for college bound seniors well above the national average, there were substantial differences in the performance of individual schools. Many Anchorage schools have large numbers of students who come from low-income homes and have high student mobility. These are schools in which the task of education is more difficult, and teachers have to work the hardest to help students achieve. (Contains 129 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 for selected information: http://www,asd.k12.ak.us/Depts/Assess_Eval/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anchorage School District, AK.