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ERIC Number: ED263210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reporting Test Results to the Public: Exploring the Doughnut.
Perlman, Carole L.
This paper examines some of the issues involved in releasing test results to the press. The first part is based on a survey of National Association of Test Directors members (72 of the 142 members completed a questionnaire on reporting test results to the public). The survey included the following: to whom are results reported; what kind of results are reported; how are results reported; relations with the press; the most commonly asked questions; problems in dealing with the press; what information would you most like to communicate; and useful techniques in dealing with the press. The second part is based on interviews with members of the news media. It discusses some advice that they have for test directors on such questions as: why are test scores news; what kind of information can help the reporter write a better story; how would the reporter prefer to be given testing information; how does one deal with what seems to be a reporter's negative bias; what to do about misleading headlines, how to cope with reporters who don't know much about testing; and other suggestions for test directors. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A