ERIC Number: ED106871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Functions of Status Testing in the Development of an Instructional Program.
Niedermeyer, Fred C.; And Others
This paper describes status testing conducted by the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) Composition Skills Program at the primary level. The outcomes of the program range from acquiring letter formation and word spacing proficiencies to writing a composition consistently organized according to a discernible framework and containing varieties of sentence types and descriptive modifiers. In addition to describing the program outcomes, tests, sampling and scoring procedures, and test results, the implications of the data are discussed for the two functions of status testing related to program planning: confirming a requirement for instruction on the proposed outcomes and sequencing the outcomes for instruction. This document also contains the following four appendixes: "Procedures for Kindergarten Test Administration,""Procedures for Third Grade Test Administration,""Legibility Scale for Letter Formation," and "Criteria for Assigning Subjective Ratings." (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.