ERIC Number: ED193261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Testing for Accountability: A Practical Guide for Administrators and Teachers.
Becker, Marc S.; Reed, Larry
This resource guide was designed for teachers and administrators in Arizona school districts to assist them in preparing functional and meaningful programs of student achievement testing. The format of the guide is based on fundamental questions often posed by educators regarding norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing. Particular emphasis is placed upon practical guidelines for implementing both types of testing in terms of accountability. The resource guide is divided into two sections. The first section discusses norm-referenced testing, and is applicable to educators desiring this type of test in addition to those mandated by Arizona's accountability legislation. The second section discusses criterion-referenced tests, and provides a rationale for their use. Terminology is nontechnical, information is presented in a readily accessible format, and resources/references are listed. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics, Norm Referenced Tests, Program Implementation, Public Education, Reading Achievement, Scoring, State School District Relationship, Test Interpretation, Test Selection, Testing Programs
Arizona Educational Information System, Farmer Bldg., Room 105, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.