ERIC Number: ED161881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of School District Performance 1976-77. A Guide to Interpretation.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
This document is designed to help the reader understand the district profiles of the California statewide testing program. These data assist the reader to compare a districts' performance with that of previous years and of other districts, especially those with similar characteristics. A brief description of the development and content of the tests and of the test administration is given. A sample profile of school district performance is given with fictional data used to exemplify how data may be interpreted. The form presents district mean scores for two or three years separately for reading in grades 2, 3, 6, and 12, and for written expression, spelling, and mathematics in grades 6 and 12. The next area presents district percentile ranks for the same mean scores together with a "comparison band" indicating the range for the middle 50 percent of districts with similar background characteristics based on entry level test scores and various socioeconomic indicators. A number of questions about the program and answers are presented as well as percentile distributions of district means for tests and background factors. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Norms, School Districts, Scores, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Testing Programs
Bureau of Publications, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
Identifiers - Location: California