ERIC Number: ED251498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Writing Objectives and Measurement Specifications, 1986: Grade 3, Grade 5, and Grade 9. Texas Assessment of Basic Skills.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educational Assessment.
This manual contains the writing objectives and measurement specifications for grades 3, 5, and 9, for use by teachers and other educators responsible for pupil instruction, and for test development specialists involved with preparing the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills tests. The learning objectives are congruent with the "State Board of Education Rules for Curriculum." For each grade general specifications are followed by the measurement specifications for each writing objective. The general specifications include descriptions of test questions, answer choices, and test package format. Descriptions of test questions and answer choices or successful responses, plus an example question, are given for each writing objective. The writing objectives cover spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, proofreading, and composition. Beginning with the 1985-86 school year, the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills tests will be based upon the objectives in this publication. (BS)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 9, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, Testing Programs, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 201 E. Eleventh St., Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers: Test Specifications; Texas Assessment of Basic Skills
Note: For related documents, see ED 250 379-380.