ERIC Number: ED125142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-4
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Strategy for Improving Curriculum.
Wilson, James L.
This program was proposed and implemented to use the analysis of state-test results as a method for initiating specific changes in an existing curriculum and/or course of study. The program involved approximately 110 teachers and seven administrators in a low-middle-class suburban school district. Components of the program included (1) inservice training of staff in the analysis of test results and understanding of statistical terms, (2) workshop sessions in which teachers correlated test results with strengths or weaknesses in the curriculum, and (3) teacher development of recommended changes in the curriculum to compensate for weaknesses identified by the tests. The state tests were criterion-referenced based on specific objectives. The program emphasized the identification and reinforcement of objectives needing improvement rather than strategies for improving state test scores. (Author)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Principals, Program Design, Skills, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Test Interpretation, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware