ERIC Number: ED316575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement Testing Program. General Information Bulletin: School Year 1989-90.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
An brief overview of the Achievement Testing Program conducted by Alberta Education (AE) during 1980-90 is provided. The program provides AE, jurisdictions, schools, and the public with information about students' knowledge and skills in relation to objectives in the provincial program of studies. Program tests are administered every 4 years on a rotating basis in grades 3, 6, and 9 for language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. French language arts tests are available for administration along with English language arts tests. All students in grades 3, 6, and 9 who have been taught, in English, the subjects being tested, are required to participate in the program. The tests are designed to provide group, not individual, results and are not used for placement or promotion purposes. Topics covered in this bulletin include the development of the test, field testing, format of the tests, exemption policy, French translations, test security, violation of test rules, special provisions, communication of testing plans and results to parents and students, achievement testing schedule, procedures for administration and marking, and the reporting of test results. Lists of test rules and special provisions and names and addresses of contacts at AE are provided. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada