ERIC Number: ED235219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
General Orientation Manual for the Portland Public School Achievement Testing Program.
Portland Public Schools, OR. Evaluation Dept.
The Portland (OR) School District has a long-standing tradition of local achievement test development. Portland prefers to use scores and reporting procedures which capitalize on the advantages of "equal interval" which can be analyzed statistically by all procedures available. Portland testing programs serve a number of purposes: (1) elementary and middle school basic skill achievement testing; (2) Title I achievement testing at all grades (high school as well as elementary); (3) semester and year-end testing of high school mathematics; (4) basic skill status and growth of English as a Second Language/Bilingual students; (5) certification of high school basic skill graduation standards; and (6) other types of measurement which the District requires, (e.g., performance of students in programs for the gifted and talented). Test development procedures, the Rasch calibration, and test item development are explained. The elementary and middle school basic skill achievement, graduation standards, and high school mathematics testing programs are discussed. (PN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Evaluation Dept.