ERIC Number: ED183619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Manual for Project Management. MEC-ETS Standard Setting Studies Conducted as a Part of MEC's Improving Basic Skills Project.
Educational Testing Service, Wellesley Hills, MA.
This document is designed to assist school districts to implement the Massachusetts State Board of Education regulations requiring the setting of performance standards in basic skills at three grade levels. The appropriate procedures are described in the manual: (1) setting of basic skills objectives, at three grade levels; (2) the selection of tests or other measures that adequately cover the objectives; (3) the setting of a minimum acceptable score on each test or measure; and (4) the reporting of the number and characteristics (sex, race, etc.) of those students achieving below the local standard. Information is appended on tests currently available for assessing basic skills development at the high school level and general achievement test series, as well as on holistic scoring. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Cutting Scores, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9, Guidelines, Holistic Evaluation, Mastery Tests, Standard Setting (Scoring), State Programs, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Selection
Merrimack Education Center, 101 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01864 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Merrimack Education Center, Chelmsford, MA.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Wellesley Hills, MA.
Identifiers: Contrasting Groups Method; Massachusetts; Nedelsky Method