ERIC Number: ED045733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Michigan Assessment Program 1969-70: Local District Report; Explanatory Materials.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
The Michigan Assessment Program was initiated by the State Board of Education in an effort to provide educators with information which would facilitate the decision-making process in relation to educational change and improvement. The program was designed to gather data on the levels and geographic distribution of performance factors and to provide local school district officials with information regarding schools within their districts. Implementation of this assessment procedure would enable local school district officials to construct educational profiles, providing a basis for comparison with other state districts while emphasizing levels of educational performance and performance factors. An explanatory booklet describes precautions which must be taken in utilizing and interpreting the Assessment data, explains the format of the data presented in the local districts computer printout, defines the Assessment measures, and describes the norm tables and education profiles. A hypothetical district is employed in the presentation, but the techniques can be adapted to assess an actual district. Eighteen factors, which may be grouped broadly under Socioeconomic Background (1 factor), Attitudes and Aspirations (3), Human Resources (4), Financial Resources (6), and Basic Skills (4), were measured. (Author/PR)
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Sponsor: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.