ERIC Number: ED441239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Fourth & Eighth Grade Proficiency Examinations in Writing, 1999-2000. Administration Manual.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
This manual contains a description of the procedures to be used when administering the Nevada fourth- and eighth-grade Proficiency Examinations in Writing, along with detailed instructions to be read to students. Test administrators should make sure that students understand these instructions thoroughly before the testing session so that students will have uniformly favorable testing conditions. The manual explains that the purpose of the Nevada Proficiency Examination in Writing at grades four and eight is to provide administrators, teachers, parents, and students information about student proficiency in writing. The manual first provides an overview of the fourth-grade assessment and an overview of the eighth-grade assessment, a score that "demonstrates adequate achievement," the method of scoring, and the developmental 5-point scale. All of this information appears in the manual's introduction, which is then followed by these sections: General Instructions; Testing Procedures and Time Requirements; Fourth Grade Writing Test Instructions; and Eighth Grade Writing Test Instructions. Appendixes contain a district and school number list; answer sheet edit procedures; information on testing students with disabilities and testing English language learners; and analytic-trait scoring guide. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.