ERIC Number: ED544112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 75
Interpretation of Test Results. Bulletin, 1964, No. 7. OE-25038
McLaughlin, Kenneth F.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Under Title V, Guidance, Counseling, and Testing of the "National Defense Education Act of 1958," the Congress of the United States has recognized the value of tests as a tool which may be used to help make an early determination of the aptitudes and abilities of the students in U.S. schools. This bulletin attempts to explain the use and limitation of regularly administered tests, so as to enable administrators, counselors, and teachers to interpret better their meaning to parents and students. Document contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Development of a Standardized Test; (3) Intelligence, Mental Ability, or Scholastic Aptitude Tests; (4) Achievement Tests; (5) Scoring a Multiple-Choice Test; (6) Accuracy of Test Results; (7) Analysis of Class Achievement; (8) Classroom Interpretation of Test Scores; (9) Interpretation of Test Results to Parents; and (10) Selected References. (Contains 17 footnotes and 8 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, School Guidance, Educational Testing, Aptitude Tests, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Federal Legislation, Multiple Choice Tests, Scoring, Accuracy, Academic Achievement, Test Results, Intelligence Tests, Test Interpretation, Test Use, Guidance Programs, School Counseling, Pupil Personnel Services, School Counselors, Parent School Relationship, Test Construction, Test Items, Psychometrics, Parent Conferences, Parent Counseling, Item Analysis, Bibliographies, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act