ERIC Number: ED179592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Measurement and Educational Policy. Proceedings of the ETS Invitational Conference (Washington, D.C., October 28, 1978).
Schrader, William B., Ed.
New Directions for Testing and Measurement, n1 1979
This conference was organized around four policy concerns: (1) the needs of handicapped, gifted, and bilingual students; (2) the use of test results to allocate federal compensatory education funds; (3) the validity of minimum competency testing; and (4) the demand for increasingly sophisticated evaluations. Garry L. McDaniels discussed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; James J. Gallagher presented issues on the identification and education of gifted children; and Maria Medina Swanson described progress made in bilingual education since the Bilingual Education Act and the Lau v Nichols court decision. Joel S. Berke introduced the topic of funding allocations; Fred E. Burke presented New Jersey's rationale for combining test scores and socioeconomic status, as an index for compensatory program funding; and George F. Madaus supported the use of statewide norm-referenced achievement tests. Mark R. Shedd and R. Robert Rentz described minimum competency testing programs in Connecticut high schools and in the Georgia state colleges, respectively. Finally, Peter H. Rossi stressed the need for recognizing when not to evaluate, the difference between pilot and full-scale programs, and complications in calculating cost-effectiveness; and John Ellis illustrated how evaluations have influenced congressional appropriations. The 1978 Educational Testing Service measurement award was presented to John C. Flanagan. (CP)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Accountability, Bilingual Students, Compensatory Education, Conference Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Testing, Educationally Disadvantaged, Evaluation Needs, Federal Legislation, Graduation Requirements, Handicapped Students, Measurement Objectives, Minimum Competency Testing, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Research Reports, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Problems
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Elementary Secondary Act Title VII; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Georgia; New Jersey