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Evaluation Form for New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Written Test

For Teacher Use Only

The Commissioner of Education invites the cooperation of teachers in evaluating the written test component of the science tests listed above. The questions in these tests were written by classroom teachers and science educators. The development process included pretesting and field testing on representative groups of students, assembly of the tests by committees of classroom teachers, and review by committees of educators.

Suggestions from teachers provide an important contribution to the test development program. May we ask your assistance in evaluating the science written test just administered in your school? A number of specific questions are asked below. Your judgment on each of these points would be appreciated. Please be as specific as possible.

1. Teacher's Name (required)
2. Teacher's Email
3. School's Name (required)
4. City or Post Office (required)

5. APPROPRIATENESS - Do the written and performance components, as a whole, provide a useful means for identifying students who need academic intervention services in science?
Yes Yes, With Exceptions No (required)
Comment:

6. CONTENT - Were the written test questions generally appropriate in content and in difficulty?
Yes Yes, With Exceptions No (required)
a. Which questions, if any, were particularly appropriate?
Comment:
b. Which questions, if any, were inappropriate and how could they have been improved?
Comment:

7. DIRECTIONS - Were the directions in the written test booklet and on the answer sheet clear and simple for students to follow?
Yes Yes, With Exceptions No (required)
Comment:

8. FORMAT - Was the format of the written test booklet, answer sheet, scoring key, and the rating guide satisfactory in terms of type size, spacing, arrangements, etc.?
Yes Yes, With Exceptions No (required)
Comment:

9. ADMINISTRATION - Were the directions for administering and scoring the written test appropriate and useful?
Yes Yes, With Exceptions No (required)
Comment:

10. TIME - Was the suggested time allowance for the administration of the written test reasonable and appropriate?
Yes Yes, With Exceptions No (required)
Comment:

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Last Updated: April 15, 2010