ERIC Number: ED228273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Criteria for Reviewing District Competency Tests.
Herman, Joan L.
A formative evaluation minimum competency test model is examined. The model systematically uses assessment information to support and facilitate program improvement. In terms of the model, four inter-related qualities are essential for a sound testing program. The content validity perspective looks at how well the district has defined competency goals and the extent to which the tests reflect those definitions--the match between district objectives and test items. The technical quality perspective examines the adequacy of the test as a sound measurement instrument--the goodness of the test itself. Standard setting procedures look at how the district has defined acceptable performance--the standard for determining remedial needs. Finally, curricular validity looks at how well the district's instructional program reflects its objectives and assessment efforts--the match between tests and instruction. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.