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ERIC Number: ED124576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 9
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Using the Anchor Test Study in State Assessment.
Rasp, Alfred, Jr.; Stiles, Richard
A report is given on two years' experience in using the Anchor Test Study (ATS) norms, developed by the Educational Testing Service under contract to the U.S. Office of Education as part of the Washington State Assessment program. In the first year, the desire to develop a state reading achievement profile through the application of the ATS norm tables was incorporated into the Washington State ESEA Title III needs assessment plan for fiscal year 1974. A 20% sample of schools containing grade 6 was drawn and attempts made to collect sixth-grade test data compatible with the ATS tables. The data were tabulated and reported as total reading mean scores and standard deviations for the state as a whole and for ten categories based on district size. Because of sampling and data collection problems, changes were made in the second year's endeavor. All districts using tests covered by the ATS norms were given the opportunity to contribute data. No attempt was made to generalize beyond the population supplying test results, but the analysis was expanded to include the reading subtests and grades 4 and 5 as well as grade 6. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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