ERIC Number: ED196925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills Assessment Program. Technical Report.
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
This is the second technical report on the Basic Skills Assessment Program for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). The report includes a summary of 1979-80 testing activities organized into five chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of report contents and a brief history of the testing program. The second chapter discusses the tests used in the program, their content, the process of test development, and the empirical characteristics of the tests, focusing on validity and reliability. The third chapter describes how the testing program was conducted in 1979-80, the regions and students involved, demographic characteristic of examinees, dates and procedures of test administration, and purpose of the 1980 testing program. The fourth chapter presents Basic Skills Assessment Test Results in the area of reading, language arts, and mathematics. Among these results are comparisons among regions, between sexes and between 1979 and 1980 for each of the areas tested. The final chapter presents an analysis of the curricular implications of test results. This chapter emphasizes strategies of remediation in specific skill areas and discusses the meaning of test results for teachers and other responsible for providing basic skills instruction. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Dependents Schools, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, School Demography, Scores, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Results, Test Validity, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.