ERIC Number: ED051297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Measurement in Education: On Reporting Test Results to Community Groups.
Badal, Alden W.; Larsen, Edwin P.
The major elements of a test interpretation model which would assist school personnel in presenting standardized test information to the public are presented. The model is a prototype based upon the testing program used in the Oakland, California Public Schools. An outline and sequence of the test score presentation are suggested, including notes on important background concepts. A discussion of test scores as they reflect school needs, and a selection of questions frequently asked by parent and community groups are provided. Consideration is given to uses of test scores, questions in interpreting test results, types of tests given in schools, test norms on comparison groups, types of test scores, summary statistics, and suggested data for presentation. Statistical illustrations are provided. (AE)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Audiovisual Aids, Grade Equivalent Scores, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Information Dissemination, Measurement, Models, Norms, Parent School Relationship, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Scores, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Testing Programs
National Council on Measurement in Education, Office of Evaluation Services, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48823. $2.00 per year (4 issues); Single issues 0.25 each in quantities of 25 or more
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, East Lansing, MI.
Note: Special Report, v1 n4 1970