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ERIC Number: ED109255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Reporting the Results of Statewide Assessment.
Shepard, Lorrie
Reporting the results of statewide assessment looms as a problem as more states pass from the planning to implementation phase in their assessment programs. When energies are focused on the purpose of the assessment, formulating objectives, and instrument construction, reporting takes a back seat because it happens last. There are some general principles to be followed in order to report effectively the results of a large scale assessment program. This paper begins with several recent references on how to report the results of large scale assessment programs. The remainder of this paper is intended to provide specific new thoughts for implementation of old principles. The ultimate success of state assessment programs will depend on how well assessment results are reported to their various audiences. In this paper, the most compelling recommendations for improving reporting practices are plan ahead, develop different reports for different audiences, and field test report formats to determine the language and content that are most meaningful to respective audiences. Reporting should receive the same careful attention as instrument construction with sufficient opportunity for feedback from intended users. (Author/DEP)
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)