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ERIC Number: ED093961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 8
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Major Changes in the California State Assessment Program.
Law, Alexander I.
According to a new law, state testing in California should be directed toward broad program evaluation rather than the diagnostic assessment of individual students which should be the responsibility of each local district. The data from the state testing program is used primarily for public information and to facilitate decision making at the state level. Four basic types of decisions are identified as needs assessment, funding decisions, funding exemplary programs, and program evaluation. The new legislation allows California to develop its own tests that can be made more relevant to California's needs than commercially available tests. Considerable effort, therefore, has been devoted to the specification of objectives that the test should assess. The steps involved in the process of test development are outlined. School means are the lowest level of analyses and multiple regression analysis was chosen to calculate expected scores from socio-economic and other background information. A number of developmental research projects will be conducted as the program is implemented. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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