ERIC Number: ED202913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
The Results of a District-Wide Equating Study.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has been concerned over the excess testing of elementary school pupils, particularly those who are in special programs. When the Board of Education decided to have yearly testing of pupil progress using a locally developed criterion-referenced test, the intention was to replace a previously used norm-referenced test. During the 1978-79 school year, a three-year equating study was begun. When it is completed, the District will be able to use its locally developed Survey of Essential Skills (SES) test in place of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) testing for reporting Title I pupil progress. During the three-year period, all Title I pupils in grades 1 to 6 will be given both the CTBS and SES tests. The scores will be equated each year using the equipercentile method. The first two years of the study have been completed. This report examines the steps used and problems encountered. Preliminary findings suggest that all minimum conditions for a successful equating study have been met. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California Assessment Program; Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Equipercentile Equating; Los Angeles City Schools CA; Survey of Essential Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).