ERIC Number: ED246116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Identifying and Addressing Student Needs. Using and Reporting Test Results, Monograph #2. Steps in the Right Direction!
Coleman, Geraldine J.
This is the second of six monographs on procedures developed to help local educators use and report Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test results. Because it annually provides student performance information on 10 essential skills in grades 3, 4 and 9, the MEAP test results can be an important aid to teachers in assessing individual student weaknesses for planning both curriculum changes and individualized instruction. Six basic steps for teacher utilization of individual student test results are suggested: (1) use the MEAP Handbook and become familiar with the purpose of MEAP, test content, and expectations for the student; (2) review the appropriate test reports and results to get a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both individual students and groups of students; (3) set goals and develop a draft plan of action; (4) share the test results and review and revise a plan of action with students, parents, and support staff; (5) put the plan into action using various support materials for mathematics and reading developed by the Instructional Specialist Program of the Department of Education; and (6) evaluate these activities and adjust as necessary. Appendixes contain four worksheets that can be used in the implementation procedures. (BS)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Student Improvement, Teacher Role, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs
MEAP, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909 (single copies only).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
Identifiers: Michigan Educational Assessment Program
Note: For related documents, see TM 840 396-401. Portions of Appendix C are marginally legible.