ERIC Number: ED103475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Citywide Standardized Testing Program for Middle and High Schools (A Testing Manual).
Stratton, Julius A.
The relationship between the Instructional Process, Instructional Objectives, and Assessment Tasks, identified at the School City of Gary, Indiana, necessitate an effective testing program. Four characteristics perceived crucial to a sound program were: (1) The program should be continuous, (2) The testing program should be comprehensive, (3) Testing should be jointly planned, and (4) The testing program should be integrated into the total educational system. Stressing the nuts and bolts of testing, this manual discusses minor testing details ranging from directions to students to an administration check list. The format of computer printouts, available scoring services, basic data reports, student test profiles, as well as a rationale for interpreting and evaluating test results are presented. The current testing program, with special attention given to the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Stanford Test of Academic Skills, is described. Appendices on the content analyses of tests utilized, the practice exercises for test utilized, and factors affecting the success of a measurement and evaluation program are included. (BJG)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Measurement Techniques, Norm Referenced Tests, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Results, Test Selection, Test Validity, Testing, Testing Problems, Testing Programs, Tests, Urban Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gary City Public School System, IN.