ERIC Number: ED450125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Anchorage School District Profile of Performance, 1999-2000. Part 1 District Overview. Assessment and Evaluation Report.
Anchorage School District, AK.
This profile is the report card of the Anchorage, Alaska, School District on the academic achievement of Anchorage students. Part 1 provides a summary of performance across the entire district on a variety of important indicators of success. Part 2, published separately, profiles each of the district's schools. Part 1 contains an overview of the district, focusing on critical achievement indicators, examination of the district-wide performance of students by ethnic and income group, and the satisfaction of students, parents, and staff with the schools and their programs. The focus is on the regular education program, and measures of the success of special education students are not included. District and school budgets and expenditures are given only as information items. The Anchorage School District is one of the largest school districts in the United States in terms of enrollment, and it is characterized by high student mobility and low family income which makes 3 of 10 of the district's students eligible for subsidized lunches. The outcome measures reviewed include norm-referenced basic skills achievement tests (the California Achievement Tests, 1995 edition), locally developed tests, locally developed writing assessments, and the ACT and SAT results for graduating seniors who elected to take these college entrance examinations. The overall Anchorage percentile score for 1999-2000 on the norm-referenced tests was the 64th percentile, reflecting the consistent high level of performance of the school district's students. American Native, Hispanic, and Black students generally did not do as well as Whites and Asian Americans. In general, parent, student, and staff survey responses were positive toward the school district and individual programs, with overall satisfaction levels similar to those of the preceding year. (Contains 123 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Parents, Profiles, Satisfaction, School Districts, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Students, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teachers, Test Results
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anchorage School District, AK.