ERIC Number: ED242791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Standardized Achievement Test Results in YRBE Elementary Schools.
Research was conducted to investigate the in-school use of results of the Canadian Tests of Basic Skills reading and mathematics batteries administered in the elementary schools of the York Region Board of Education (YRBE). Interviews were conducted with school administrators, guidance counsellors, and teachers. Test uses included reporting results to parents and staff and developing pupil profiles. Widespread uses of scores included identification of high achieving students, skill areas needing improvement, and "gratifying" results. Longitudinal comparisons, identification of needed learning resources, and comparisons with similar schools were less common uses of results. Several recommendations for board trustees and district administration to improve the testing program were made. Appendices outline characteristics of participating schools and the interview routine used in the study. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: York County Board of Education, Aurora (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada