ERIC Number: ED230628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Works for Basic Skills Assessment Programs. Final Report.
Huynh, Huynh; Casteel, Jim
This report deals with ways to report basic skills test data which would facilitate the identification of student weaknesses. Under study are the technical aspects and methods associated with the reporting of objective-referenced data. An exploration is then made into the use of patterns of errors in responding to basic skills test items to possibly improve various score reporting processes. In addition, the feasibility of using these patterns to construct instructionally equivalent test forms is discussed. Finally, an approach is presented to project budget requirements and allocation of resources in school districts or states in which instructional remediation is a corollary of a basic skills assessment program. This work is geared to the needs of planners of statewide or districtwide basic skills assessment programs and to other people such as students, parents, and teachers who would benefit from test interpretations which are detailed yet simple. Procedures which enhance the identification of weaknesses in the acquisition of basic skills, particularly among disadvantaged students, will undoubtedly contribute to the mission of testing for instructional purposes and for program evaluation. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. School of Education.