ERIC Number: ED167578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of School District Performance, 1977-78: A Guide to Interpretation.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
The profiles of the California Statewide assessment program permit comparison of a district's test performance with that of previous years and of other districts. After a brief explanation of the tests' development, content, administration, and limitations, this interpretive guide explains how the results are displayed in the district profiles. A sample profile from a fictitious school district is included to illustrate the five sections of the profile. Section A, district mean score, reports average percent of questions answered correctly in the district for reading in grades 2, 3, 6, and 12, and for written expression, spelling, and mathematics in grades 6 and 12; section C is a parallel report of scores for the past 3 or 4 years. The comparison band in section B is the percent correct score range in which similar districts scored. The similarities among districts are determined by using the background factors listed in section D, such as socioeconomic status and previous achievement. Background factors not used to develop score bands but useful for appraising a school district's operating conditions appear in section E. Questions and answers about the program are presented, as well as percentile ranks for district mean scores and for background factors. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Norms, School Districts, Scores, State Programs, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Testing Programs
California State Department of Education, State Education Building, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 95814 (no charge)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
Identifiers - Location: California