ERIC Number: ED117161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Testing Practices in the Royal Oak (Michigan) Public Schools.
Boyd, Ja Mille; And Others
The testing program of the Royal Oak (Michigan) School District was examined and evaluated under agreement of the Royal Oak Teachers Association and the Administration of the Royal Oak School District. A committee was formed of people knowledgeable of the program and/or specialists in evaluation and testing. This study represents two days of on-site investigation, the major basis of which was interviews. The committee met for a planning session, examined materials related to the testing program including test manuals and tests themselves, interviewed a broad range of teachers, counselors, school administrators, parents and other community residents, and deliberated on findings and conclusions. Specific findings under these general headings are discussed: planning the testing program; purposes of the testing program; content of the tests; application of the tests; computing, summarizing, and filing results; reporting results; and use of results. Recommendations with the intent of improving the testing program are given. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Test Validity, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Oak City School District, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan