ERIC Number: ED164557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Superintendent and Testing: Implications for the Curriculum. NCME Measurement in Education. Volume 8, No. 4, Fall, 1977.
Rudman, Herbert C.
NCME Measurement in Education, v8 n4 F 1977
This discussion of educational trends of interest to school superintendents focuses on three issues: (1) the general decline of birth rates, school enrollments, staff, facilities, and expenditures for instruction; (2) the increase in mandated assessments and programs brought on by declining academic performance and political influences; (3) the care that must be taken in using and interpreting test data. The author suggests three variables that are important in assessing the effectiveness of teachers or school programs: the students' characteristics; the characteristics of their homes and communities; and those school-related factors which may affect test scores. School staff must recognize the fact, he adds, that the school has little or no control over some factors which contribute to student achievement. (GDC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Analysis, Declining Enrollment, Educational Legislation, Educational Problems, Educational Testing, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, State Standards, Test Interpretation, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Dr. Irvin J. Lehmann, 202 S. Kedzie Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($1.50 ea., 25 or more, $0.75 ea.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, East Lansing, MI.
Identifiers: Test Score Decline