ERIC Number: ED258934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Teaching and Testing. A School-Based Staff Development Program for Improving the Quality of Instruction in High Schools. A Resource Guide for Teachers.
Schalock, Del; Fielding, Glen
This handbook deals with the specifics of integrating teaching and testing in the context of high school classes. It is part of a school-based staff development program for high school teachers and is designed to have faculty members in a department work as a team. Colleagues are asked to help one another develop instructional units and courses that effectively integrate teaching, testing, and the use of test information. The program is divided into a basic training program and an advanced training program. The basic program focuses on six essential teaching/testing practices: (1) formulating learning goals in a unit of instruction, and determining the emphasis each is to receive in instruction and assessment; (2) developing an assessment plan for the unit; (3) matching tests and other assessment procedures to the learning goals, and assuring quality in test design; (4) setting and applying standards for goal attainment; (5) providing feedback to students and suggesting ways that learning may be improved; and (6) adapting instructional plans and procedures to accommodate student progress. In the advanced program, these practices are extended to the design of courses, and working with slow and fast learning students. The program also addresses the issues of grading, course evaluation, and translation of goal-based course plans into course descriptions for students and parents. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Note: Printed by Oregon Educational Cooperative Press. For the final report, see SP 026 123; for the handbook see ED 257 821.