ERIC Number: ED337491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using the School Report.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Schools that are concerned with evaluating their programs need more than just the average scaled assessment scores from standardized tests. To help schools, the Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program produces school and district reports that contain the stories behind the averages. These reports describe the kind of students who took the tests (given in grades 4, 8, and 12), present performance profiles of different groups of students, and provide detailed analyses of performance. This booklet is designed to help schools use their reports to the fullest. Chapter 1 introduces the assessment program. Chapter 2 provides background information and reviews the intent of the program and how it has been implemented. In Chapter 3, the kinds of information in the reports are reviewed, with demonstrations of the kinds of comparisons that can be made. Chapter 4, reproduced from previous editions of this booklet, provides suggestions and examples of how to use the results. Appendix I is a short description/definition of the skills and knowledge of students at various proficiency levels. Appendix II provides tables of the mean and standard deviations of the raw scores for each content subcategory. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.