ERIC Number: ED117222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Compensatory Education Program Test Results Using Each Compensatory Teachers' Pupils as Subgroups for Analysis.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Evaluation and Educational Services.
The practice of analyzing all available project children in as large a group as possible is considered not to be justifiable when distinct subgroups of pupils are represented. Instead, the approach suggested here determines the test score gain a pupil achieves from the beginning to the end of the year, with all of the pupil gain scores of a single compensatory teacher being compared to those presented in the Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT) Gains Tables. These tables present typical gains that should be made on a particular subtest of the MAT, according to the grade level of the pupil and according to whether the pupil's pre-test achievement level is high, average or low. These tables differ from the norm tables provided in the test publisher's manual in that both the pre and post-test were administered to the same pupils to obtain the gain scores. The tables have two major limitations: (1) they are only useful for pupils' test results who are in grade levels 2-8; and, (2) the interval between testing is short. Implementation considerations and implementation procedures are included in the discussion. MAT Gains Tables are presented in this publication. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Evaluation and Educational Services.