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ERIC Number: ED400271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Avoiding Assessment Anarchy. Quality Test Administration Strategies: Communicate Expectations, Reduce Variation, Increase Quality, Improve Relationships, Reward Excellence, Recognize Success.
Matter, M. Kevin
This paper presents strategies that address the needs of the school district assessment office for standardized procedures to support reliable and efficient test processing and reporting and that meet the needs of school staff for test administration guidelines. The key to test administration and processing quality is a knowledgeable test coordinator at each site. The Building Test Coordinator (BTC) may be a teacher or administrator, but should not be the school's principal. It is essential for district testing personnel to meet with all BTCs before the test, and to acknowledge their performances after the test through some appropriate reward or acknowledgment. Personal delivery and check-in of all testing materials will help ensure success. Communication, at all points in the process, is the key to effective test administration and processing. Total quality techniques in testing depend on procedures that involve the user throughout the entire process. Assessment offices need to design goals, processes, and procedures with the user in mind. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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