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Barber, Bonnie L.; And Others – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1992
State and local policies for disseminating information to parents about statewide educational assessments were studied in a survey of 41 state program directors. Two studies in Michigan examined state policies in 201 districts and the degree to which 105 parents understood test results. Implications for information dissemination are discussed.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination
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Burger, Susan E.; Burger, Donald L. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
One means of establishing the validity of performance-based assessments is to determine whether the criteria for basic competencies on performance tests are reasonable in relation to expected (nationally normed) age-level performance. Links between performances on three assessments in Michigan and the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills illustrate…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Age Differences, Competence, Criteria