ERIC Number: ED467590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Results of Statewide TerraNova Testing, Fall 1998.
La Marca, Paul M.
This summary provides key findings about state, district, and school level performance on the TerraNova examinations (CTB/McGraw Hill) in Nevada in 1998-1999. The TerraNova tests are used to assess students in grades 4, 8, and 10 as stipulated by Nevada law. Within this summary, a description of performance as measured by national percentile scores is provided. Some limited information about student demographics and characteristics is also provided. In the fourth grade, across the four subjects (reading. Language arts, mathematics, and science), Nevada students performed very much like fourth graders across the United States in 1998. Eighth graders performed at or above the national average in reading, language, and science, and slightly below the national average in mathematics. There has been little change over the 3 years the examinations have been administered. Performance at the 10th grade level exceeded that of the national norm group in every subject area. TerraNova has only been given in Nevada to 10th graders for 2 years, so trends in performance cannot yet be established. There was considerable variation in school district level performance in reading, language, and mathematics, but less variability in science. The majority of individual schools in the state are recognized as having adequate achievement, but in 1998-1999, eight schools were designated as inadequate. This is an improvement over the previous year, in which 23 schools were consideredinadequate. (Contains 18 figures and 5 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Schools, Scores, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs
For full text: http://www.nde.state.nv.us/hrt/reports/index.html.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: TerraNova Multiple Assessments