ERIC Number: ED465822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Delaware Student Testing Program: Report of Student Questionnaire Survey--2000 Administration in Science and Social Studies for Grades 4 and 6.
At the administration of the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) science and social studies tests in 2000, a questionnaire survey was given to students in grades 4 and 6. Survey questions were developed in three categories: (1) Opportunity To Learn; (2) Science; and (3) Social Studies. Student responses were analyzed by test, grade, gender, racial/ethnic group, and achievement level (based on raw scores for 2000). Findings show that about 58% of students in grade 4 and 51% in grade 6 talked about what they had learned in school with someone at home almost every day. As was similar to previous findings for other grades, more high-scoring students in science talked at home about what they had learned. According to the survey, 28% of fourth graders and 42% of sixth graders spent an hour or more on their homework, with 62% for fourth graders and 46% of sixth graders spending about half an hour on homework. Only 27% of students in grade 4 and 25% in grade 6 actually used scientific equipment in their classes almost every day. Most students believed that the concepts and knowledge they learned in science classes helped them understand the world better. Forty-two percent of fourth graders and 46% of sixth graders reported that their teachers asked them to apply the concepts and knowledge they learned in social studies to real life problems. Information is also given about student television watching and homework habits and instructional time. (Contains two tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Delaware Student Testing Program