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ERIC Number: ED086730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-10
Pages: 55
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Symposium on an Alternative to Traditional Test Reporting.
This symposium presents an alternative to the numerical mode of reporting, and describes the work that has been done, and the work that is continuing, in the area of computer-generated narrative-format testing reports. Computer narrative testing reports are in a verbal form that eliminates the use of almost all numbers and technical terms. These reports have been designed for the pupil, his parents, and his teacher. The need for alternative reporting systems is discussed in terms of serving the unique needs of the examinee and others who receive reports of his test scores. The application of computer technology to test reporting covers a brief overview of verbal format testing reports and describes the Madison Project with its accomplishments and its limitations. The Iowa Project is discussed in terms of its objectives and the kind of narrative reports that are planned. Each of the audiences of the reports is discussed in terms of their needs and the kinds of reports that are available to them. The presentation, The Future of Narrative Test Reports, sketches the current plans for the Iowa Project and some long-range possibilities and applications for narrative format reports. (END)
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Sponsor: Iowa Testing Programs, Iowa City.
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