ERIC Number: ED202875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
COURSE: Computer Retrieval for Local District Planning and Evaluation.
Wolmut, Peter; Thomas, Gregory
The Multnomah County Education Service District (MCESD) provides the following support services to the 12 school districts in its jurisdiction in the metropolitan Portland area: (1) curricular support in terms of developing measurable goals and objectives; (2) support for nationally and locally developed group tests; (3) development and field testing of test items along with Rasch calibration of the developed items; (4) special research and evaluation projects of a variety of sizes and descriptions; and (5) development and implementation of the various computer software support systems needed to support these activities. Over the past decade, the MCESD has coordinated the development and maintenance of the Tri-County Goal Development Project (T-CGDP). The T-CGDP collection of 26,000 goals has resulted in a published collection encompassing 4,500 pages organized into 13 curricular areas within 16 volumes. In addition, the Northwest Evaluation Association has produced Rasch-calibrated item banks in reading, language usage, and mathematics. MCESD has supported these developments with establishment of its own, raw, uncalibrated item banks defined by local needs. This paper describes the employment of COURSE to retrieve goals and items for customized test creation and PROTEUS for test processing. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Managed Information; Computer Test Scoring; Goal Development; Multnomah County Intermediate Educ District OR; Tri County Course Goal Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).