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ERIC Number: ED307324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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Computerized Assessment Profiles for Evaluating Learner Goals.
Harnisch, Delwyn L.; And Others
The Local Assessment Package (LAP) is a computer-assisted system designed to evaluate learner outcomes associated with local school curriculum and assessment centers. LAP is a reporting system that provides information concerning student achievement at the classroom, school, and district levels. The basic unit of LAP is the student data file. The basic record consists of one line of information for each student (the student's identification number and item responses). An item to object and/or goal map is then constructed to indicate which assessment items will be reported by LAP. School, classroom, goal, and objective labels are then entered. The final step consists of selecting the LAP reports and options that provide the best match to the local assessment needs. LAP begins by reporting the objective to item mapping, by goal, the goal labels, the objective labels, and mastery information. Student data, by objective, can be obtained for individual classrooms and schools and for the district. In using LAP reports, administrators should point out the broad range of educational and community factors influencing test performance and student achievement. When coupled with an understanding of the test and its construction, these reports can aid educators in planning instruction and in judging the relative strengths of local academic programs. An outline of computer system requirements, samples of optional LAP reports, and a LAP information worksheet are appended. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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