ERIC Number: ED206658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
A Case in Support of Using Locally Developed Non-Normed Tests for Title I Program Evaluation.
Christie, Samuel G.; Conniff, William A.
Stockton Unified School District's successful strategy of using a locally developed, non-normed achievement test to implement the norm referenced model of the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (Model A2) is described. Documented are the procedures involved in the development of a curriculum guide and test items, and the administration of field tests and subsequent revisions. The equipercentile method used for equating the local test with national tests to show its reliability, and the contrasting groups method, conducted to set the passing score, are also outlined and given justification. The locally developed test and the national norm-referenced test were administered to the total student population at each grade level over a period of two weeks. The resultant statistics, reliability coefficient and concurrent validity coefficients are presented in tables. (AEF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Contrasting Groups Method; Equipercentile Equating; Stockton Unified School District CA; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).