ERIC Number: ED252581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Testing on Teaching and Curriculum in a Large Urban School District.
Stevens, Floraline I.
An urban school district affected by testing in the effective schools context is described in order to provide examples of the effects of testing on teaching and the curriculum. The report describes the method of operationalizing the effective schools research using test information. An important catalyst to improving the instructional program was the development of an accountability plan by the superintendent and its dissemination to all administrators and teachers within the school district. The goals of the program were to improve student achievement; improve the environment in which teaching and learning occur; and strengthen support from parents, the community at large, and community leaders for the program. The district utilized several new and tested strategies to precipitate positive change. The test results were part of the catalyst for change. The district has shown improvement in providing a quality education for all students through a strong instructional program manifested in higher test scores. (DWH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Motivation, Test Results, Test Use, Test Validity, Testing Programs, Urban Schools
ERIC/TME, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.