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ERIC Number: ED246119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Reporting Test Results to the School Board. Using and Reporting Test Results, Monograph #5. Steps in the Right Direction!
Caswell, Martha S.; Roeber, Edward D.
This is the fifth in a series of six monographs developed to help local educators use and report Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test results. An organized plan facilitates the important task of reporting test results to the school board quickly and accurately. This monograph gives one approach that enables the staff to take the offensive and initiate the reporting process before MEAP results are even returned to the district. This will reduce anxiety and provide a base for developing the districts' comprehensive reporting plan. Three different types of reports to the school board are recommended: (1) a background report on the purposes of MEAP and how the results can be used; (2) a report on actual test results, uses of results in the district, and implications of results (including other measures of achievement); and (3) follow-up reports that present specific ways test results are being used to correct problem areas. While these are not the only usable report techniques, they are effective in focusing the school board's attention on the instructional uses of MEAP, avoiding misleading comparisons with other schools or districts, and assuring the use of MEAP results to help improve student achievement. Appendixes contain resource materials. (BS)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Public Schools, Resource Materials, State Programs, 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; Test Reporting
Note: For related documents, see TM 840 396-401.