ERIC Number: ED244973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Helping Teachers Help Students: Achievement Testing as Input to the Instructional Process.
O'Neal, Sandra W.
The Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) utilize the state mandated testing of students in grades 3, 5 and 8 with the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) as an accountability index. The district has set objectives to be met by teachers and students. The Department of Instructional Research, Testing, and Evaluation (IRTE) District Program Evaluators act as school liaisons. They offer assistance to teachers in test interpretation, program evaluation, research data, and planning for instructional strategies. Reports to teachers are concise and present data in understandable language. Building test representatives are appointed by the principal to coordinate school testing activities. The results of state testing are communicated to the public through a press conference, followed by a publication which gives a thorough explanation of test results. It is distributed as a newspaper supplement. The district test scores have indicated progress in student achievement attributable to the procedures outlined in this report. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Albuquerque Public Schools NM
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).