ERIC Number: ED233041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Collaboration between Testing and Content Specialists to Improve Teacher-Made Tests. Publication #82.53.
Holley, Freda M.
The Austin Independent School District (AISD) became interested in evaluation and testing skills of teachers when district and school averages on competency ratings in the area were among the lowest since 1979. School districts, as well as teacher preparation programs, should devote serious attention to the improvement of these teacher skills. In the AISD, three initial activities were undertaken to improve teacher competencies in student evaluation: (1) evaluating teacher tests to generate development needs and identify resources for staff development; (2) creating test item bank projects for staff development in a practical format; and (3) long range staff development by gathering testing information and conducting training in test construction, test interpretation, test use, and student test anxiety. Staff development in testing and evaluation should be a districtwide priority. (CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX.
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).