ERIC Number: ED240139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Using Test Results to Improve Instruction.
Bassler, Otto C.; Caulkins, Thomas G.
A model for summarizing test scores and using them to modify instructional programs is presented. The proposed model consists of two types of summaries of the data gathered through standardized tests. The first summary contains individual and single class results. Information in a "Class Item Response Record" chart provides individual student responses for each item on the test, class percent correct for each item, and national percent correct. This chart enables teachers to determine the skills that individual students have or have not attained, the concepts learned by a majority of students in the class, how the class differs from the national norms, and the strengths and weaknesses of the instructional program. The second summary of data contains a response record chart for all students taking the test in a given school. It contains identifying information pertaining to school, grade level and test, item numbers, item description, and the percent of students responding to each choice for each question. Percent of correct response for the city and national testing population are also included. Suggestions for using the charts and activities for principals to use test results to improve instruction are presented. (PN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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