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ERIC Number: ED171781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Making Room for Foster Children: A Criterion-Referenced Approach to ESEA Title I Migrant Program Evaluation.
Oxford, Rebecca L.; And Others
The Washington state Title I Migrant Program Evaluation project is a feasibility study designed to assess the suitability of existing normed criterion referenced tests to measuring mathematics achievement at grades four, five, and six. Objectives include judging the technical qualities and content of several normed criterion referenced tests; evaluating selected tests by administering them to a sample of migrant students; and developing specifications for an acceptable test if those available are inappropriate. The conceptual framework requires a means of establishing content domain; location of normed criterion referenced tests; guidelines for test evaluation; and appropriate sources of information to use in applying the guidelines. A subset of the Math Skills List (MSL) from the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) has been adopted, and some published norm referenced tests have been considered as evaluation instruments. Guidelines for test evaluation have been adopted from an existing model and cover ten categories: objectives, test items, administration, layout, reliability, cutting scores, validity, norms, test score reporting, and interpretation. Sources of information to aid in applying the guidelines include test manuals and technical papers, test item judges, field tests, and local conditions. (Activities to carry out the study are described.) (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Math Skills List; Migrant Student Record Transfer System; Washington
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)