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ERIC Number: ED017943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 280
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF TESTING PRACTICES IN MINNESOTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
JOSELYN, EDWIN G.
THE INTENT OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO ASSEMBLE BASIC DATA ABOUT CURRENT TESTING PRACTICES IN MINNESOTA SCHOOL SYSTEMS. PREPARED WERE TWO QUESTIONNAIRES, ONE FOR THE ELEMENTARY AND THE OTHER FOR THE SECONDARY LEVELS. THEY WERE DESIGNED TO BE AS SIMILAR AS POSSIBLE. THE TABLES CONTAINING THE DATA FROM THE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES ARE THE HEART OF THE REPORT. THE TEXT SUMMARIZES THE INFORMATION FROM THE TABLES AND CALLS ATTENTION TO THE FINDINGS, PATTERNS, AND RELATIONSHIPS. DESCRIBED ARE--(1) STUDY AND QUESTIONNAIRE RETURNS, (2) GENERAL SCHOOL PRACTICES RELATING TO TESTING, (3) TESTS USED IN MINNESOTA SCHOOLS, (4) THE REPORTING, INTERPRETATION, AND USE OF TEST RESULTS, (5) HIGH SCHOOL TESTING PROGRAMS, (6) PLANNING FOR CHANGE, AND (7) POSSIBILITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT. THE DATA INDICATE THAT ALTHOUGH ELEMENTARY TEACHERS HAVE CONSIDERABLY GREATER RESPONSIBILITIES FOR INTERPRETING STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS TO PARENTS AND PUPILS, THEY HAVE LESS BACKGROUND, LESS EXPERIENCE, AND LESS ASSISTANCE THAN SECONDARY TEACHERS IN THE EXECUTION OF THIS DUTY. THE AMOUNT OF TESTING WAS FOUND PROPORTIONAL TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, WITH THE MOST TESTED STUDENTS IN MINNESOTA THOSE IN SUBURBAN SYSTEMS. THE EFFECT OF SYSTEM SIZE ON THE QUALITY OF THE TESTING PROGRAM WAS FOUND TO BE CONSIDERABLE. (IM)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Student Counseling Bureau.
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