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TELLS [microform] : Testing for Essential Learning and Literacy Skills. 1984-85 Statewide Test Results. Turning the Tide, An Agenda for Excellence in the Pennsylvania Public Schools
Bib ID 5462666
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
72 p. 
Summary

Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh initiated an education reform package, "Turning the Tide: An Agenda for Excellence in Pennsylvania Public Schools" in October 1983. The statewide competency testing program which followed was "Testing for Essential Learning and Literacy Skills (TELLS), and it tested reading and mathematics skills among students in grades 3, 5, and 8. State-funded remedial instruction was to be provided for students whose scores indicated a deficiency at their grade level. Tests were administered for the first time in October 1984 and were mandatory for the state's 501 school districts. (Participation was voluntary for nonpublic schools, and approximately one third of the nonpublic schools elected to participate.) This report summarizes the results of that administration. Aggregate data is given first for both public and nonpublic schools. District results follow in an alphabetical listing. Nonpublic school results are listed on the last page. The list presents, by district, the following figures for each of the six TELLS tests: (1) the number of regular students tested; (2) the number of regular students eligible for remedial instruction; and (3) the percentage of regular students eligible for instruction, computed by dividing the number eligible by the number tested in each case. (LMO)

Notes

ERIC Note: For a related document, see TM 860 141.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

Educational level discussed: Grade 3.

Educational level discussed: Grade 5.

Educational level discussed: Grade 8.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Grade 3.  |  Grade 5.  |  Grade 8.  |  Mathematics.  |  Minimum Competency Testing.  |  Private Schools.  |  Public Schools.  |  Reading Tests.  |  Remedial Programs.  |  School Districts.  |  Standardized Tests.  |  State Programs.  |  Tables (Data)  |  Test Results.  |  Testing Programs.  |  Pennsylvania Testing for Essential Learning And Literacy Skills
Form/genre Numerical/Quantitative Data.  |  Reports, General.
Other authors/contributors Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg
Available From ERIC 
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300 |a72 p.
500 |aERIC Note: For a related document, see TM 860 141.|5ericd
500 |aEducational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.
500 |aEducational level discussed: Grade 3.
500 |aEducational level discussed: Grade 5.
500 |aEducational level discussed: Grade 8.
520 |aPennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh initiated an education reform package, "Turning the Tide: An Agenda for Excellence in Pennsylvania Public Schools" in October 1983. The statewide competency testing program which followed was "Testing for Essential Learning and Literacy Skills (TELLS), and it tested reading and mathematics skills among students in grades 3, 5, and 8. State-funded remedial instruction was to be provided for students whose scores indicated a deficiency at their grade level. Tests were administered for the first time in October 1984 and were mandatory for the state's 501 school districts. (Participation was voluntary for nonpublic schools, and approximately one third of the nonpublic schools elected to participate.) This report summarizes the results of that administration. Aggregate data is given first for both public and nonpublic schools. District results follow in an alphabetical listing. Nonpublic school results are listed on the last page. The list presents, by district, the following figures for each of the six TELLS tests: (1) the number of regular students tested; (2) the number of regular students eligible for remedial instruction; and (3) the percentage of regular students eligible for instruction, computed by dividing the number eligible by the number tested in each case. (LMO)
530 |aMay also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: |uhttps://eric.ed.gov/
533 |aMicrofiche.|b[Washington D.C.]:|cERIC Clearinghouse|emicrofiches : positive.
650 0 7 |aElementary Secondary Education.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aGrade 3.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aGrade 5.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aGrade 8.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aMathematics.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aMinimum Competency Testing.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aPrivate Schools.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aPublic Schools.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aReading Tests.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aRemedial Programs.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aSchool Districts.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aStandardized Tests.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aState Programs.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aTables (Data)|2ericd
650 1 7 |aTest Results.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aTesting Programs.|2ericd
653 1 |aPennsylvania|aTesting for Essential Learning And Literacy Skills
655 7 |aNumerical/Quantitative Data.|2ericd
655 7 |aReports, General.|2ericd
710 2 |aPennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
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