ERIC Number: ED258935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Teacher's Handbook and a Related Staff Development Program for Integrating Teaching and Testing in High School. Final Report.
Fielding, Glen; Schalock, Del
This project had three major goals: (1) To develop a handbook for high school teachers that shows how instruction and testing can work together to foster student learning; (2) To pilot test this handbook in the context of a staff development program for high school teachers; and (3) To prepare training manuals that would allow the staff development program to be implemented in school districts that had not participated in its development or pilot testing. The handbook sets forth a goal-based approach to integrating teaching and testing which intends to reflect the contextual factors that influence teacher practices, e.g., student characteristics. The first section of this report presents an overview of the processes followed in developing the handbook, the issues faced in determining its design, and the distinctive characteristics of the final product. The second section describes the development and pilot-testing of a staff development program based on the handbook. In the final section, descriptions are offered of the content and organization of three manuals developed by the project: the "Resource Guide for Teachers," the "Planning Guide for Lead Teachers and Principals," and the "Program Guide for Superintendents." This section also contains a description of the refinement process and field trials that are planned for the manuals. Included in the appendixes are a review of the literature on integrating teaching and testing, and the questionnaire used to gather information about high school teachers' testing procedures. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Note: For the resource guide, see SP 026 122; for the handbook, see ED 257 821.