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Farr, Roger – Curriculum Review, 1987
This discussion of assessing students' reading abilities focuses on the need for developing better tests and better interpretation of test scores. Criterion-referenced tests versus norm-referenced tests are described, highlighting the Degrees of Reading Power and Metropolitan Achievement Tests: Reading, and the need for assessing the reading…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Norm Referenced Tests
American School Board Journal, 1986
Reports on nationwide school improvement trends shown by the following indicators: (1) S.A.T. and A.C.T. scores, (2) school dropout rates, (3) preprimary enrollment rates, (4) increased numbers of required courses, and (5) the 1985 Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitude Toward the Public Schools. Six charts are included. (IW)
Descriptors: Charts, College Entrance Examinations, Dropout Rate, Educational Assessment
American School Board Journal, 1986
Presents a state-by-state report of vital school statistics in the following categories: per-pupil expenditures; average teacher salaries; federal, state, and local funding percentages; per capita income; poverty percentages; pupil-teacher ratios; enrollment; minority characteristics; and Scholastic Aptitude Test scores. Contains six charts that…
Descriptors: Charts, Demography, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education