ERIC Number: ED236168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
Using Your Testing Program in Curriculum Development and Instructional Improvement.
Smith, Nancy J.
A school system's testing program can be used as a tool in curriculum development and instructional improvement if the tests match the goals and objectives of the instructional program and what is taught in the classroom. Test-taking skills should be taught so that the test will accurately reflect certain knowledge. Test results should be an indicator of strengths and weaknesses in curriculum and teaching performance. Teachers can make instructional decisions with norm-referenced test data by comparing the current level of achievement and academic potential, observing test-taking ability, and comparing classroom performance to test scores. Wide stanine differentials between criterion-referenced test results in reading, math, and spelling can indicate an area of emphasis for a student's instructional program. Learning must be viewed as a comprehensive changing process which requires changes in curriculum and instruction. (HFG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Rural and Small Schools Conference (4th, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1982).