ERIC Number: ED253589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Testing in a Database Environment.
Bauer, Ernest A.
A computerized student record system with a testing system that allows schools to fully utilize testing data is being developed at Oakland Schools in Pontiac, Michigan. Test data are integrated with a tremendous amount of other information. Designed for flexibility, up to 1200 items can be stored within a student record for each test administration and used to generate a wide variety of reports. The system can create temporary disk files of student test results that can be manipulated by the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). System applications a district might use during a typical school year are described to illustrate how a comprehensive testing program can be used in a database environment. Examples include: (1) creating class lists showing student status on latest testing; (2) generating feeder school reports on ninth grade science final exam to find differences between junior high schools for the science curriculum committee; and (3) analyzing achievement test scores and generating parent profiles, administrator summaries, and subtest analyses for curriculum evaluation teams. New applications are being developed to further utilize testing information. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oakland Schools MI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Michigan School Testing Conference (25th, Ann Arbor, MI, February, 26-27, 1985).