ERIC Number: ED177184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Degrees of Reading Power. Manual for Administrators and Teachers. New York State Preliminary Competency Test in Reading.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
The administrators' and teachers' manual for the New York State Preliminary Competency Test in Reading provides information on the student population to be tested; the degrees of reading power (DRP) methodology to measure students' reading comprehension; the test content; and the state reference point, a cutoff score expressed in terms of readability which identifies students who need remediation. Instructions are also given for notifying parents and students about test results and for required record keeping. Also included are guidelines for organizing reading programs; assisting students who score below the cutoff; and using test results to facilitate student learning. Simple letters to be sent to parents indicating test scores are appended. (MH)
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Minimum Competency Testing, Raw Scores, Readability, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Level, Reading Tests, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Scoring, Screening Tests, State Programs, State Standards, Test Results, Testing Programs, Tests
New York State Education Department, Division of Educational Testing, Room 773 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York; New York State Preliminary Competency Test Reading
Note: For related document, see ED 177 183.