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Austin Independent School District, TX. – 1982
Designed for junior high and high school students and their parents, this brochure explains the structure, function, and method for interpretation of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Sequential Tests of Educational Progress. A question and answer format is used to provide information on scope and purposes of the tests, meaning and accuracy…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Educational Testing, Graduation Requirements
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation. – 1982
The Austin Independent School District (AISD) office of Research and Evaluation presents Basic Skills Achievement, 1981-82 (BSA). The BSA answers the following questions: (1) How does AISD student achievement compare to student achievement nationwide? (2) How does AISD's 1981-82 student achievement compare to the achievement of students in past…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Local Norms
Wilkinson, L. David; Matter, M. Kevin – 1986
This paper outlines how the Austin Independent School District (Texas) tried to deal with the following questions: (1) Should special education students be included in the administration of standardized tests?; (2) Should their scores be included or excluded in the reporting of test results?; and (3) What are the evidences that test scores reflect…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Board of Education Policy, Educational Testing
Easton, John Q.; Washington, Elois D. – 1982
The effects of students taking different levels of the same standardized achievement test were assessed by administering two levels of the same test to each student. The functional level of the test was taken by all students. The second level of testing was randomly assigned at the adjacent higher or lower level of the test. Functional level…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Pilot Projects, Reading Achievement, Scores
Donlon, Thomas F.; And Others – 1977
The content of selected major achievement tests is examined for bias in the frequency of references to the male and the female sex. The performance of males and females is contrasted on each item considered, and the relationships between item content and the performance differences is surveyed. The tests used in this study include the Metropolitan…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
Bianchini, John C.; Vale, Carol A. – 1975
The Anchor Test Study (ATS) yielded equating tables for vocabulary, reading comprehension, and total reading scores for eight commonly used reading tests at the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels. Because of the original ATS sampling design which resulted in a nationally representative sample of school children at those grades, the equating tables…
Descriptors: Bias, Black Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Administration, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Data Collection
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Equated Scores, Grade 4, Measurement Techniques
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Equated Scores, Grade 4, Graphs
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Black Students, Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Grade 4
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Affluent Youth, Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Grade 4
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Equated Scores, Grade 4
Bianchini, John C.; Loret, Peter G. – 1974
The Anchor Test Study provides a method for translating a pupil's score on any one of eight widely used standardized reading tests for Grades 4, 5, and 6 to a corresponding score of any of the other seven tests, as well as furnishing new nationally representative norms for each of the eight tests. In addition, the Study presents new estimates of…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Grade 6, Graphs, Individual Differences
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