ERIC Number: ED050135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Educational Outcomes In Colorado.
Helper, John W.
The procedures and results of a pilot program in a statewide assessment of learning in Colorado are presented. Findings and conclusions of the project in which the Common Status Measures of the U.S. Office of Education were administered to 12,000 pupils in 31 school districts concurrently with objectives-referenced items developed by the Colorado Department of Education are reported. Educational needs were concluded to exist in Colorado on the basis of assessment results. Objectives related to general goals, developing test items, sampling items and students by multi-matrix techniques, and analysis of resultant data are fully described. Substantive findings indicate the degree to which certain curricular objectives are being achieved in Colorado schools. Appendices present the rationale and procedures of assessment along with some 300 objectives stated in six common curricular areas: health, language, arts, mathematics, music, physical education, and science. More extensive reports of the results may be found in a set of "Working Papers" developed at each grade level in the various curricular areas. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, High Schools, Program Evaluation, Research Reports, Sampling, State Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.