ERIC Number: ED246118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Reporting Test Results to Parents. Using and Reporting Test Results, Monograph #4. Steps in the Right Direction!
Coleman, Geraldine J.
This is the fourth in a series of six monographs developed to help local educators use and report Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test results. Sharing MEAP test reports with parents gives them information on their child's basic skills and generates parent involvement and support for the school. This sharing should be addressed on two levels: (1) personal level--individual test results shared with the parent(s) of the students tested (Models A and B) by the fourth grade teachers (in elementary schools) and specific staff members (in secondary schools); and (2) school level--general test results of the school shared with all parents and the school community at large (Models C and D) by the general staff under the principal's leadership. For the personal level, Model A outlines procedures for a suggested parent/teacher conference activity, while Model B is a less desirable mailing alternative. For the school level, Model C outlines procedures for a suggested MEAP/PTA meeting, while Model D suggests procedures for a written report to parents and the total community. Planning for both levels should address parental concerns and include staff preparation, review and interpretation of the test results, developing a plan of action, and sharing a report of the findings. MEAP resource materials are included in the appendixes. (BS)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Models, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parents, Resource Materials, State Programs, Student Evaluation, 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; Parent Teacher Association; Test Reporting
Note: For related documents, see TM 840 396-401.