ERIC Number: ED464351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
GEE 21 (Graduation Exit Examination for the 21st Century) Grade 10 English Language Arts [and] Mathematics [Sample Questions].
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Louisiana is transforming public education with the "Reaching for Results" reform initiative. "Reaching for Results" includes higher standards for what students should know and be able to do, school and district accountability, increased resources for schools and students, and a new testing program, including the Graduation Exit Exam for the 21st Century (GEE 21). The goal of the GEE 21 is to ensure that students graduate from high school with some basic skills and knowledge in English, math, science, and social studies. The GEE 21 replaces the old GEE, which has been in place since 1989. On the GEE 21, instead of receiving "pass" or "fail" scores, students will receive an achievement level ranging from a top level of "Advanced" to a failing level of "Unsatisfactory." Students who are in the 10th grade in Spring 2001 must pass the English and math tests to graduate. This booklet contains GEE 21 Math and English sample test questions. In the booklet, the questions are arranged from least difficult (Approaching Basic) to most difficult (Advanced). The booklet is divided into the following sections: GEE 21 Achievement Levels; Sample Math Test Items; Sample English Language Arts Test Items; High-Stakes Testing Questions and Answers; and Test-Taking Tips. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Change, English Instruction, Grade 10, High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics, Public Schools, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Test Items
Louisiana Dept. of Education, Division of Student Standards and Assessments, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Tel: 225-342-3406. For full text: http://www.doe.state.la.us/DOE/asps/home.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.