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ERIC Number: ED177227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 174
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Etude Analytique des Instruments de Testing Employes Pour Evaluer les Progres des Eleves et des Moyens de Communiquer les Resultats aux Parents. L'Evaluation du Rendement Scolaire, pour Cycles Primaire et Moyen. (An Analytical Review of Test Instruments Used to Test Employees for Evaluating Pupil Achievement in the Primary and Junior Divisions and for Communicating the Results to Parents. The Evaluation of Scholastic Output for the Primary and Junior Divisions.)
Desjarlais, Lionel
A survey was conducted among Ontario, Canada teachers, administrators, and parents regarding the following aspects of French-language achievement testing: which standardized and criterion-referenced tests were used; who developed the tests; how test results were used; how school boards communicated test results to parents; what trends existed in achievement testing; and how French-language standardized tests compared with Ontario's educational objectives. Seven tests in the French language and three in English were identified; it was concluded that access to more tests was needed. Few school boards had developed their own tests, and teachers and parents supported increased board control of achievement testing. Teacher-developed tests, generally objective tests, were widely used, in spite of the teachers' lack of expertise in test construction. Test results were used to monitor teaching, individualize instruction, group and diagnose students, and report to parents. Results indicated discrepancies between teachers' and parents' expectations about reporting of results and parent-teacher conferences. The major trend reported was a more healthy attitude toward testing. (Author/GDC)
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada M7A 1L2, Canada ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: French
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada