ERIC Number: ED107918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Testing Guidelines for Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Programs.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Adult Basic Education.
The document is a handbook, designed to assist directors, teachers, and counselors in adult basic education (ABE) and high school equivalency programs to plan an overall testing program by offering how-to-do-it ideas in layman terms. It was developed by a group of experienced ABE practitioners to improve testing efforts in adult education programs in New Jersey. Part One, "Testing," offers three areas of basic information: (1) improving educational programs through the use of standardized tests; (2) designing an effective testing program; and (3) testing English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Part Two, "Test Reviews," provides a condensation of pertinent information and suggests specific tests for identifiable purposes. Twenty specific tests of four types are reviewed: sceeening, achievement, diagnostic, and ESL. The test review format is intended to provide a structure for examining and evaluating tests which may be published in the future. The narrative section of the book was also constructed to be of value in the future, with the expectation that testing may be constantly changing as better instruments are developed. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Improvement, Educational Testing, English (Second Language), Guides, High School Equivalency Programs, Program Improvement, Screening Tests, Standardized Tests, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Reviews, Test Selection, Test Validity
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Adult Basic Education.