ERIC Number: ED212653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Teachers Use Information: The Data Box Approach.
Wanous, Donna S.; Mehrens, William A.
National Council on Measurement in Education, v12 n4 Win 1981
Describing the findings and insights gained from a two-year research and development project entitled "Integrating Assessment with Instruction," this document focuses on the current measurement needs of teachers and the instructional processes for meeting those needs. The article is divided into four segments: (1) a description of the literature in the field of educational measurement that guided the development of the project; (2) a description of the project, its goals and components; (3) a discussion of the results from the field trials; and (4) a set of reflections about recommendations for the professional development of teachers in the content area of educational measurement. The "Data Box" is introduced and described as an instructional package having teachers investigate the use of assessment data in a variety of instructional decision-making situations. There are six components: a taxonomy, a set of vigrettes, a document file, a memo pad, an interpretive manual, and an applications manual. Major measurement concepts teachers need to know, and a thorough evaluation plan, are given. (Author/CE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluative Thinking, Information Utilization, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Measurement Objectives, Teacher Education, Testing
National Council on Measurement in Education, USPS823120, 1230 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036. (Subscription: $6.00 per year; $2.50 single issue).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, DC.