ERIC Number: ED231871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Test Preparation: A Year-Long Goal, Not a Last-Minute Thought.
Matter, M. Kevin; Ligon, Glynn
Yearly administrations of a standardized achievement test are a part of the educational process in many school districts in the United States. The Systemwide Testing Program in the Austin Independent School District Office of Research and Evaluation has gradually developed a process and support materials whereby the test administrations are a tool for evaluation and also a means of informing, preparing, and involving teachers, parents, and the community in this part of the educational endeavor. To provide for enrichment of teaching techniques and improvement of communication patterns, the following materials (included as attachments to the document) are discussed: (1) public service announcements; (2) school district cable television; (3) parents' role in preparing students for testing; (4) test brochures; (5) school board presentations; (6) teachers' year-long plan; (7) preparing students; (8) testing calendar, and (9) newsletter for test coordinators. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin Independent School District TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).