ERIC Number: ED181038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Proficiency Testing Program: District Coordinator's Manual.
Idaho State Board of Education, Boise.
Implementation of the Proficiency Testing Program, adopted by the Idaho State Board of Education, is explained in the districts coordinator's manual. The tests are described as administered on a district optional basis to ninth grade students in the basic skills areas of reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics. Criterion referenced tests are based on objectives written by a task force and reviewed by educators, parents, and the general public. The reading, mathematics, and spelling tests are objective multiple choice and the test is comprised of a writing sample to be graded by trained readers. Students who fail are allowed to retake the applicable test sections at designated times. The following information is contained in the manual: description of tests; roles and responsibilities; district coordinator's checklist; general test administration information; students to be tested; test schedules; absences or invalidations; make-up testing; test procedures; materials needed for testing; returning materials for scoring; scoring; test results; school record-keeping; test security; and test follow-up. The basic proficiencies and skills to be tested are appended. (MH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Board of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho