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ERIC Number: ED358127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for Review and Selection of Tests for School District Use.
Baker, Michele C.; And Others
In 1992, the Leon County School District in Tallahassee (Florida) began a review process to select a new norm-referenced test. The selection process was efficient and functional, and may be of interest to other school districts. Consideration was given to a variety of sources through the following process steps: (1) establish the norm-referenced test steering committee; (2) establish the process for test review and selection, objectives for the testing, and criteria for test selection; (3) conduct a technical and preliminary test review; (4) conduct a content review for critical curriculum match; (5) review presentations by publishers; (6) provide service documentation from users and publishers' negotiations; and (7) produce a final recommendation, pilot and phase-in plan, and teacher review of final selection. Evaluations by Steering Committee members confirm that the selection process was effective, fair, and efficient. Five appendixes contain summaries of objectives, criteria, and the process; a test review rating chart; and the curriculum/test match worksheet. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A