ERIC Number: ED194549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
School District Guidelines: How to Interpret and Use the Student Roster and Individual Student Report: New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills Testing Program 1979-80.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Operations, Research, and Evaluation.
A minimum standards amendment to the New Jersey Public School Act of 1975 requires the testing of public school students to determine proficiency in the minimum basic skills of reading and mathematics, under the auspices of the New Jersey State Department of Education's Educational Assessment Program. To meet the mandates of this amendment, the New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills Tests were developed. One of the uses of the test is as a screening device to identify students who have not met the minimum proficiency standards. These standards, scores of 75 on the Reading test and 65 on the Mathematics test, have been established as a means of identifying students who can benefit from remedial instruction. The guidelines booklet has been developed to assist school personnel in the interpretation and use of the "Individual Student Report" and "Student Roster." Included in the guidelines are explanations of the reports and the data they contain, and suggestions for use of these data. The booklet also contains a section concerning presentation of the test results to the public and press. Included are a timeline, suggested methods for releasing the results, and answers to frequently asked questions. (RL)
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Equated Scores, Mathematics, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading Achievement, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Test Interpretation, Test Results
Office of State Educational Assessment, New Jersey Department of Education, 225 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Operations, Research, and Evaluation.
Identifiers: New Jersey; New Jersey Administrative Code Education Title 6; New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills Program