ERIC Number: ED187741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the Fall 1979 Conference of the National Consortium on Testing; November 5-6, 1979.
Haney, Walt; Radin, Eugene
Remarks made at the conference are summarized in seven sections of this narrative report: (1) update: recent events concerning testing,--representing the viewpoints of school districts, professional associations, government agencies, and research organizations; (2) National Institute of Education (NIE) study of school districts' use of test and evaluation information (Mary Ann Millsap); (3) Florida minimum competency testing case: Debra P. versus Turlington (Diana Pullin and George Madaus); (4) relationship between testing and curriculum (a panel: Joel Weiss, Decker Walker, Ann Cook, Andrew Porter, and Amity Buxton); (5) recent legislation to regulate testing (Walt Haney, Rex Brown); (6) test coaching controversy and the Federal Trade Commission report (Walt Haney); and (7) summary and discussion (Walt Haney, Eugene Radwin, and Vito Perrone). The appendices include the Speech Communication Association's criteria for evaluating tests and assessment guidelines; "The Essentials of Education," a statement from 12 organizations; a description of the Math/Science network; Banesh Hoffman's criticism of mathematics test items; a summary of the court decision, Larry P. versus Riles; a description of the NIE study and of further grants; sample materials from a school district's program; and a description of the impact of New York state's La Valle bill. (GDC)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Court Litigation, Curriculum, Educational Legislation, Educational Testing, Information Utilization, Intelligence Tests, Legal Problems, Minimum Competency Testing, Professional Associations, School Districts, State Programs, Test Coaching, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Huron Institute, National Consortium on Testing, 123 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; New York (New York); South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Debra P v Turlington; Larry P v Riles