ERIC Number: ED219459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Basic Skills: Grade 6. Rationale and Content.
Law, Alexander I.
This document presents more useful statewide testing as a rationale for a revision to the California Assessment Program (CAP). A brief description of the revision procedures, and an illustrative outline of the skills and concepts covered by CAP are included. Approximately 270 districts and counties participated in the test development process to ensure that the test would reflect both the statewide curriculum frameworks (reading, mathematics, or English language) and the intermediate curriculum commonly taught in public schools throughout California. The Survey of Basic Skills: Grade 6 consists of 418 reading items, 342 written language items, and 480 mathematics items. Under the matrix sampling technique, each pupil takes only a small portion of this comprehensive test. The Survey has been divided into 40 unique forms. Each pupil takes one form made up of 9 written language items, 12 mathematics items, and 10 reading items. Each test form contains items from all major skill areas, and a balance is maintained between easy and difficult items. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Item Sampling, Quantitative Tests, Reading Tests, State Programs, Test Use, Testing Programs, Writing Evaluation
Publication Sales, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.00 for California residents)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
Identifiers: California Assessment Program; Test Content