ERIC Number: ED310162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Monitoring Student Proficiency with Computer-Managed Instruction: HSPT and Other Assessed Skills.
Stapleton, Julia A.
Software and computer management systems that enable educators to manage the monitoring of student progress in acquiring skills for the High School Proficiency Test (HSPT) and other standardized tests used in New Jersey schools are described in this study. Focus is on the data collection components for student skill proficiency using the computer as a tool for instructional management. Students in New Jersey are assessed annually in reading, mathematics, and language arts to identify those who meet established minimum levels of proficiency. The HSPT is the assessment instrument for grade 9 and is the key element in the state's effort to raise the basic skills standards for its students. Students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 through 12 are assessed on a variety of state-approved tests. Computer management tools can expedite the process of monitoring student achievement. Research on computer-managed instructional systems illustrates its wide application in a variety of educational settings. Four sections of annotated descriptions of systems and software provide a sample of products educators may want to investigate as a means of monitoring student competencies on the HSPT or other standardized tests. The four sections are: (1) skills software with student recordkeeping features; (2) comprehensive curricula systems; (3) networked systems; and (4) database software. These sections list the title, purpose, hardware, grade levels, description, training, costs, and distributor of each of 31 software packages. Systems and software are also indexed by subject, title, and producer. A 49-item list of references is included. Selected books and periodicals, related documents, and contacts in New Jersey are listed. The Evaluation Form and Computer-Managed Instruction Program Identification Form are appended. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Data Collection, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Minimum Competency Testing, Recordkeeping, State Standards
New Jersey State Department of Education, Distribution Services, 225 West State St., CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625 ($5.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Jersey High School Proficiency Test