Sunday, March 17, 2013

Erie School District Achievement Test

Old Time Erie: May 1980 Achievement Test Report.
Pencils down! Remember taking the Stanford Achievement Test in school? I looked forward to these tests almost as much as class picture day. How could you prepare for either one? The results were not instantly available for the test or the pictures. You had to use a #2 pencil to fill in a little circle, make sure you did not poke through the answer sheet and cleanly erase answers that you changed. Tests were administered in the fall and in the spring so there would be some measure of the progress of each student.

The School District of the City of Erie used to mail the results to the parent or guardian of each student. Everyone had to take the standardized tests. The upper third of the results page had the name and address of the student. Some of the test names were self explanatory. Math concepts involved solving word problems; math computation was addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; math application was everyday arithmetic. Basic battery averaged all the tests but social science and science. Total battery was the average of all the tests.

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  1. We'll never know who that kid was, but apparently (s)he was quite intelligent!
    Way to go!!

  2. I remember the test and the results coming in the mail!