ERIC Number: ED452256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-3
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Student Assessment Program, School Year 1999-2000: Annual Report to the Colorado General Assembly.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This report presents detailed information about the student assessment results of the Colorado Student Assessment Program. Included among the data is information on student achievement by gender, ethnicity or race, disability, and accommodation categories. In addition, achievement data are presented for each school district and for schools categorized by socioeconomic status. The 1999-2000 school year represented a year of change for the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP), with the most notable development being the addition of several new assessments. For the first time, mathematics was assessed at grade 5 and mathematics and science at grade 8, bringing the total of assessments to 11 administered at 5 grade levels. The addition of the new assessments provides a baseline for measuring continual growth as students progress towards proficiency on the Colorado Model Content Standards. The results indicate that 47% of students were at or above proficient levels for fifth grade mathematics, with 33% and 45% respectively at or above proficient levels in eighth grade mathematics and science. For the first time, results of the assessments of Spanish speakers are included in the annual report. Results on other CSAP assessments show the continued progress of Colorado's students toward the standards. Students have improved in several areas, including third grade reading, fourth and seventh grade reading and writing. The report on assessment results is presented in these sections: (1) third grade reading comprehension in English and Spanish; (2) fourth grade reading in English and Spanish; (3) fourth grade writing in English and Spanish; (4) fifth grade mathematics; (5) seventh grade reading; (6) seventh grade writing; (7) eighth grade mathematics; and (8) eighth grade science. An appendix contains performance and proficiency level descriptors for the various grades and subjects. (Contains 74 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado