ERIC Number: ED050156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Making Better Decisions on Assessed Needs: Differentiated School Norms.
Bradley, Paul A.; Woolley, Dale
This paper discusses the use of student performance data as an input to the last phase of a needs-assessment evaluation. The weaknesses for this purpose of national pupil norms are examined and it is suggested that improved data is required to reflect the many differences that exist between schools. Specifically, two changes are proposed: the provision of national school norms with standardized tests as well as pupil norms, and, if feasible, norms for different "types" of schools. Hypothetical examples are presented in graph form and the uses of such data are discussed. (AE)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971