ERIC Number: ED247235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effective Score Reporting of Non-Norm-Referenced Assessment.
Haenn, Joseph F.; And Others
The Maryland State Department of Education issued a request for proposals to develop a score reporting system for the Maryland Functional Testing Program. RMC Research Corporation conducted a literature review of extant literature and developed a national survey of non-norm-referenced test score reporting practices. This comprehensive analysis of current practice in, and research on, the reporting of results of functional testing programs was conducted under contract to Measurement, Incorporated. A literature review revealed limited material about score reports for functional testing programs. The literature recommended that score reports include a testing program description, presentation of results in an audience-appropriate manner, and inclusion of cautions about the limitations of interpretation inherent in the score. A national survey of state and local score reporting practices was designed. On the basis of survey results, several recommendations were made concerning simple, concise, and clearly labelled report design; inclusion of only that information necessary to the user; support documents; interagency communication; standardization of test results interpretation; narrative results summaries; and classification data for district comparisons. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.; Measurement Inc., Durham, NC.
Identifiers: Maryland Functional Testing Program; Test Reporting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). Small print in Appendix A.