ERIC Number: ED212658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations for Training of Teachers, Parents, and Other Constituencies in the Use of Tests. Studies in Measurement & Methodology, Work Unit 1: Design and Use of Tests.
Baker, Eva L.
The general topic of training needs related to achievement testing is addressed. Questions are raised about training as a means for educational improvement; needs specific to the achievement testing area are discussed; and a specific list of questions to be considered in planning training efforts is presented. It is concluded that using a thematic orientation, perhaps of communication, instruction and testing practices might be reworked so that what happens to students in classrooms occurs as a natural process rather than a series of abrupt and disjoint enterprises. Similarly, it is recommended that training audiences be integrated, so that all participants can understand the roles of one another and can formulate reasonable expectations for team performance. Such integrating of practices would mitigate against isolated "workshop" type experiences for insular audiences. The challenge is to develop or to share already existing successful training tactics, and to fuse them into a sensible and continuing program for improving the effectiveness of schools. (Author/GK).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.