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ERIC Number: ED106369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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Some Nonparametric Approaches to the Use of Criterion-Referenced Statewide Test Results in the Evaluation of Local District Educational Programs.
Ascher, Gordon
The increased use of criterion-referenced statewide testing programs is an outgrowth of the need for more diagnostic information for planning and decision making than is provided by norm-referenced programs. There remains, however, a need for state agencies to compare the results of local districts to a variety of comparison groups for the purpose of identifying where the greatest needs lie. This paper deals with nonparametric techniques for the comparison of matrices of criterion-referenced scores (rather than the comparison of means). Specific examples include chi square, the median test, rank correlation, the Wilcoxon tests, Kendall's W, and others. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)