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ERIC Number: ED286898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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The Right Achievement Test Makes Sense of Your Curriculum Development.
Milligan, Wayne
This paper describes the experiences of the Ector County Independent School District (Odessa, Texas) in selecting published achievement test to determine the effectiveness of a newly established curriculum. A task force of 24 faculty and staff met for three months. During this time they reviewed the district's philosophy of testing, developed new goals for the testing program, created a test evaluation form, and evaluated the current testing program. The two-page test form is included in the text of the paper. Major test publishers were invited to present their programs to the task force. Members of the task force received test materials in advance of presentations by publisher's representatives. Test materials were evaluated using the district's test evaluation form. Costs of implementing the district testing program were obtained from each publisher. The task force recommended the tests to be used and the schedule to be followed. It was assumed that the extensive involvement of faculty increased receptivity to test results and improved the quality of the testing program. A copy of the test evaluation form is included. (MDE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A