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ERIC Number: ED234067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the District Testing Programs 1981-82. Publication No. 413.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.
The tests administered in the Los Angeles Unified School District generally fall into two categories: norm-referenced tests and criterion-referenced tests. The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) is used to determine the reading and mathematics achievement of pupils in grades three, five, and eight. CTBS, a norm-referenced test, is further used to determine whether the performance of pupils is high, average, or low in comparison to national norms. The presentation of the norm-referenced testing program includes: (1) background, (2) description of the 1981-82 program, (3) interpretation of test scores, (4) 1981-82 test results, (5) discussion of test results, and (6) school-by-school test results, 1981-82. Competency testing in the District is a Criterion-reference program based on the District's instructional objectives. This program is discussed according to educational level. At the elementary level, the test measures the basic skills required at a specific grade level. At the junior high level, the tests require students to apply their mastery of the skills of reading, computing and writing. At the senior high level, the tests present simulated real life situations in which students must apply their mastery of the skills of reading, computing, and writing. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills