ERIC Number: ED161949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Interpretive Manual. The First Report of the 1977-78 Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
Phelps, James; And Others
The Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) was designed to provide information on the extent to which Michigan students have attained minimal performance objectives. This manual was written to help local Michigan school district staff read, interpret, and use MEAP data. The 1977-78 MEAP provided objective-referenced achievement measures in reading and mathematics for every fourth and seventh grade at the district, building, classroom, and student levels. A voluntary, statewide pilot project was also conducted in grade ten. The reading and mathematics objectives which were measured in grades four, seven, and ten are appended, including item numbers for each objective. Explanations are given of the individual students' report, the classroom report, the school or district summary, the test item analysis, and feeder school and research code reports. Results are not furnished. School district personnel are advised to use the data to: (1) determine which Michigan minimal objectives were taught in which grades; (2) determine which schools had lowest attainment rates and develop strategies to meet these needs; (3) administer post tests of those high priority objectives not attained in September; (4) select one or two schools willing to become demonstration sites; (5) analyze other test data available to the district and relate them to MEAP results. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan; Michigan Educational Assessment Program
Note: Pages 1a through 4a, "Do You Use MEAP Test Results Appropriately?" have been removed due to marginal legibility; they are not included in the pagination