ERIC Number: ED303341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Developing Quality Science Programs. A Staff Development Project for the Improvement of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment. Science Curriculum and Assessment Project, Northwest Evaluation Association.
Olson, Allan; Smoyer, Susan
The Science Curriculum and Assessment Project is a multi-state network of school districts and other educational agencies that actively promotes science improvement through the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This document describes the major areas of project work, specifications and review procedures for test items in the project's item collection, available products, and membership benefits. Appendices include: (1) an inventory of test items by goal and grade level; (2) a list of science concepts and processes; (3) criteria for eliminating ethnic, racial, gender, and sex role bias from tests; (4) pointers on how to write good test items; (5) a list of the characteristics of a high-quality multiple choice test item; and (6) membership forms. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northwest Evaluation Association, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).