ERIC Number: ED263152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Objectives and Measurement Specifications, 1986. Grade 7. Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educational Assessment.
The learning objectives for writing skills contained in this volume are congruent with Texas law. These objectives and the measurement specifications are provided for teachers and test developers involved with the preparation of the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS) tests. Beginning with the 1985-86 school year, the TEAMS tests will be based on these objectives: (1) recognize the correct spelling of commonly used words; (2) demonstrate knowledge of standard punctuation; (3) demonstrate knowledge of standard uses of capitalization; (4) demonstrate knowledge of correct English usage; (5) demonstrate the ability to distinguish complete sentences from fragments and run-on sentences; (6) demonstrate the ability to proofread a written statement; (7) write a composition to describe an object or picture; (8) write a composition to tell how to do something; (9) write an explanation of the likenesses and differences or the advantages and disadvantages of two simple ideas, objects, or places; and (10) write a composition in which a choice is made, and reasons that would support the choice and convince a specified audience are presented. Example test items are given for each objective. (GDC)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, State Programs, State Standards, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing Programs, Writing Skills
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills