ERIC Number: ED206668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment of Educational Progress DS [District Supervisor] Training Manual, Year 11.
Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.
The primary purpose of this manual is the provision of instructions to district supervisors and exercise administrators regarding the fieldwork associated with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) study. The study was designed to collect and disseminate data on the educational attainments of the nation's youth and to track any growth or decline in these. Background information on the NAEP and associated agencies constitutes the introduction. The fourteen chapters, with numerous subsections each detailing step-by-step procedural instructions, are divided into two domains; chapters I-V outline the Exercise Administrator's tasks and responsibilities, and chapters VI-XIV document the District Supervisor's Responsibilities. The section on the Exercise Administrator presents specific instructions regarding the preparation and administration of test packages. On the other hand, the section intended for District Supervisors recommends: Strategies for making initial contacts and arranging introductory meetings with school officials; staff recruitment and training; student sample selection; planning, conducting and scheduling assessment. The document illustrated throughout with sample letters and telephone dialogues, report forms and charts. Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Field Administration). (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.; National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress