ERIC Number: ED049302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Michigan Schools: The Organization and Management of Their Testing Programs, 1970.
Schmalgeneier, William L.; Watson, Richard P.
This is the third in a series of investigations, conducted at five-year intervals, into the testing programs of Michigan school districts. The report opens with general data on testing programs and practices in the form of a tabulation of responses to a survey instrument completed by 84% of the districts that operate a K-12 program. A more specific look at operational content follows, with attention directed to the tests given, how they are administered and scored, availability of results, and the norms used. The number of districts using a specific test, the frequency of its use, and the situation in which it is used are then reviewed. Finally, the report attempts to assess the causal nature of some of the testing practices by reviewing certain information in conjunction with other information. By, for example, relating the uses of test data to the ways in which teachers learn about the data. Responses are reported variously as raw values, percentages, or weighted values, the identity being specified at each reference point. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Bureau of School Services.