ERIC Number: ED173385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
L'Evaluation du Rendement Scolaire. Etude Analytique des Instruments de Testing Employes pour Evaluer les Progres des Eleves aux cycles Intermediaire et Superieur. Cycles Intermediaire et Superieur. (The Evaluation of Scholastic Output. An Analytical Review of Test Instruments Used in Evaluating Pupil Achievement in the Intermediate and Senior Divisions. Intermediate and Senior Divisions).
A survey was conducted of achievement testing practices in the intermediate and senior divisions of French-language Ontario schools. Grades 7-8 and grades 9-10 were discussed separately. Department heads, administrators, and board of education members were interviewed concerning the availability and curricular validity of the French-language standardized achievement tests used in the subject areas of French, mathematics, English as a second language, and others (including the sciences, history, and geography). Twenty-seven commercially available standardized tests, none norm-referenced, were identified for testing mathematics or French as a native language; only two were published in Ontario. No French-language tests were available for other subjects. Although a large number of English as a second-language tests were examined, none were considered worthy of analysis. Analysis with respect to the secondary school curriculum in Ontario indicated that no test covered more than 20% of the curricular objectives. Very few norm-referenced tests were available; objective tests developed by a single teacher were used by 75% of the departments surveyed. The Test d'Acquisitions Scolaires is cited as a model for French-language test development. (GDC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, French, Norm Referenced Tests, Research Reports, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Standardized Tests, State Surveys, Test Reviews, Test Selection, Test Validity, Testing Programs
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2, Canada ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada