ERIC Number: ED179582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Adult Student Assessment Resource Guide. Adult Competency Based Diploma Project.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Div. of Career and Continuing Education.
Assessment instruments for use with adult learners are summarized; findings of a test use survey of 163 California districts serving adult students are given; and management techniques for administering large and small group tests are suggested. Forms for the evaluation of test instruments and for an assessment survey are appended. Tests reviewed in this publication are divided into three types: applied performance tests (APTs), norm referenced tests (NRTs), and criterion referenced tests (CRTs). For each assessment instrument, the following information is given: title, author, source, publication date, type, use, description, and management. Some results of the survey are: (1) not all respondents have a program of formal assessment; (2) less than half of those who do are dissatisfied with their evaluation program; (3) many need assistance with testing procedures or with the coordination of tasks and information among counselors, assessment personnel, teachers, and administrators; and (4) specific assessment needs occur in adult basic education, English as a second language, high school completion programs, competency based graduation requirements, and vocational and functional life skills program. (MH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Administrative Problems, Adult Education, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Bibliographies, Criterion Referenced Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Testing, Group Testing, Minimum Competency Testing, Needs Assessment, Norm Referenced Tests, Public School Adult Education, State Surveys, Student Placement, Test Reviews, Test Selection, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Div. of Career and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: California; Test Bibliographies