ERIC Number: ED255573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Procedure for Implementing Detailed Grade Level Analysis by Local Curriculum Objectives Utilizing Standardized Instruments of Measure: A Comprehensive Case Study.
DuVall, Charles R.; Rueff, Joseph A.
This document traces the development of the testing and reporting system used in the Elkhart Community Schools (ECS), Indiana, from 1981 through 1985. Performance objectives were established when the program was initiated. Analyses of standardized test results were provided for teachers, principals, and central administrative staff. All school district staff members were to be involved in curriculum review, revision, and evaluation procedures. Several changes in school district policy were implemented to achieve the established goals. Program Evaluation Committees were established at the elementary and secondary levels. New testing procedures and methods of reporting scores were instituted. The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) item bank for each grade level was established. The requirements of the Indiana Educational Improvement Program were satisfied by the ECS testing program. The effects of the program on school curriculum at ECS are discussed. The problems involved in the testing program are examined. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Curricular Validity; Elkhart Community Schools IN; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Test Curriculum Overlap
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Chicago, IL, April 1-3, 1985).