ERIC Number: ED266169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Two Case Studies of Local Test Development.
Arter, Judith A.
This paper describes two case studies of testing programs at local levels. The work was conducted as part of the Assessment Development and Use component of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's (NWREL) Assessment and Development project. Two school districts were recruited to participate in this effort--McMinnville, Oregon, and Kyrene, Arizona. The draft case studies covered the demographics of each site, the testing system in place, the overall history of the activities, and the current status of each effort. Comparisons were made on the following subjects: (1) costs; (2) change agents; (3) role of technology; (4) curriculum alignment; (5) major issues and concerns; and (6) process of change. Extensive appendices attached to each case study provide background materials, such as five year curriculum plans, testing schedules, class profiles, philosophy of education, courses of study, program evaluation plans, and cost options. (LMO)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Testing, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Mastery Learning, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Scoring, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Test Construction, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Assessment and Evaluation Program.