ERIC Number: ED212651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
District Utilization of New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills Test Results. Occasional Papers in Education.
Johnson, Carl I.
The New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills (MBS) testing program is the result of 1976 legislation. The major purpose, aside from establishing a uniform standard of pupil proficiency, has been to provide local districts information on individual pupil proficiency and identify program strengths and weaknesses. To better meet the needs of local districts, a survey was constructed to gauge the usefulness of the MBS tests and the various test score reports and reporting formats associated with the state testing program. The survey, which was sent to each district superintendent in May 1980, focused on: (1) program changes; (2) instructional changes; (3) administrative changes and (4) dissemination of information. For each of the first three areas, responses to the various questions were requested only if the MBS tests were used to make decisions resulting in changes. This document offers a thorough interpretation of all the findings, by school districts, in the survey. (Author/CE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Operations, Research, and Evaluation.