ERIC Number: ED170380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement Testing of Disadvantaged and Minority Students for Educational Program Evaluation.
Wargo, Michael J., Ed.; Green, Donald Ross, Ed.
The following papers were delivered: Introductory Remarks, John W. Evans; An Evaluator's Perspective, Michael J. Wargo; Problems of Achievement Tests in Program Evaluation, Donald Ross Green; Diverse Human Populations and Problems in Educational Program Evaluation via Achievement Testing, Edmund W. Gordon; Critical Issues in Achievement Testing of Children from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds, Robert L. Williams, Doris Mosby, and Verlaine Hinson; A Discussion of Perspectives, Michael J. Wargo and Donald Ross Green, editors; Classical Test Development Solutions, William E. Coffman, (Comments: Richard M. Jaeger); Test Fairness and Test Bias: A Review of Procedures, William R. Merz, (Comments: Dan G. Ozenne); Achievement Tests and Differential Norms, John C. Bianchini, (Comments: John F. Draper); Teachers, Students, and Standardized Test Administration, Thelma L. Spencer; Effects of Testing Conditions on Performance of Minority Children, Edgar G. Epps, (Comments: Olen E. Jones and William S. Hall); Program Evaluation Using Criterion-Referenced Tests, Glenn E. Roudabush, (Comments: Frank B. Womer and Glenn E. Roudabush); Achievement Test Selection for Program Evaluation, Ralph Hoepfner, (Comments: Ralph W. Tyler); and Cautions to Evaluators, G. Kasten Tallmadge, (Comments: Robert F. Boruch). Three perspectives were represented: nontechnical, measurement, and evaluation. Forty-eight recommendations were made for the federal government, test developers, and program evaluators. (CP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Educational Testing, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Government Role, Minority Group Children, Program Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Test Construction, Testing Problems
CTB/McGraw Hill, Del Monte Research Park, Monterey, California 93940 (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 78-4519, $8.95)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: CTB / McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA.
Note: Proceedings of an Invitational Conference of the U.S. Office of Education (Reston, Virginia, May 27-30, 1976)