ERIC Number: ED246115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Using and Reporting Test Results, Monograph #1. An Overview. Steps in the Right Direction!
Roeber, Edward D.; Carr, Robert A.
This is the first in a series of six monographs developed to help school district and building staff use and report Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test results. Determining the meaning and use of previous and current test results is a necessary part of a complete reporting process. The two major ways to use MEAP results are student remediation and school instructional planning. Test results should be part of a year-round reporting campaign which delivers a variety of school-related information to interested audiences and helps build credibility and support for the schools. The plan for reporting test results includes three types of reports: (1) a background report to prepare the audience to understand the results; (2) a simple and brief test results report which contains discussion of low or declining scores as well as high or improving scores; and (3) a follow-up report describing actions taken and decisions made. Testing can serve as a vehicle to both improve educational opportunities of students and communicate what is good about schools (as well as the school's commitment to change what isn't good) to important audiences. (BS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Parent School Relationship, Publicity, School Community Relationship, State Programs, Student Improvement, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs
MEAP, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909 (single copies only).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing. Michigan Educational Assessment Program.