ERIC Number: ED181027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the Spring 1979 Conference of the National Consortium on Testing, (April 30-May 1, 1979).
Haney, Walt; Strenio, Andrew
A summary, prepared from notes and tape recordings, is presented of the 1979 conference of the National Consortium on Testing. Panel descussions on the following topics are included: (1) introduction; (2) update--recent and upcoming events concerning testing; (3) test preparation and coaching; (4) minimum competency testing; (5) program evaluation and testing; (6) viewing and discussion of public education films on testing; (7) topical sessions, including information on testing for parents and the public, testing and program evaluation, and minimum competency testing; (8) open versus secure testing; (9) publicly available test item banks; and (10) open competence testing. Two articles, "A Study of Minimum Competency Testing Programs, and "Why Should Some Tests be Secure," are appended. (MH)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Confidentiality, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Information Needs, Item Banks, Minimum Competency Testing, Occupational Tests, Parent Role, Program Evaluation, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Test Coaching, Test Construction, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.