Statewide School Testing Materials, ca. 1960-
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Brief Description: Copies of Statewide School Testing Materials, including instruction sheets, scoring sheets, an expectancy table for predicting academic marks (1964), manuals of instructions (1964- ) and related forms.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 10/15/805
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation
Volume: 0.1 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/63
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation :

The Board of Trustees approved the organization of the center in 1964 as a service and research agency within the College of Education. Prior to September 1, 1964 its official title had been the Office of Educational Testing.1 CIRCE brought together activities which were previously operated informally from the office of the University Examiner, the Bureau of Educational Research, and other College offices. The University Examiner acted as its first director.2 CIRCE scores standard tests for school children and provides technical assistance for educational research.

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, June 17, 1964, pp. 1245-46.

2. J. Thomas Hastings served as first director to CIRCE (Supplement to Board of Trustees Minutes, 52nd Report, June 17, 1964, pp. 486-87); however, he was not listed under the official title of "Director of CIRCE" until 1968 (Supplement to Board of Trustees Minutes, 54th Report, June 19, 1968, p. 577). Robert E. Stake, who had been Associate Director since the creation of CIRCE, took over as Director in 1975 (Supplement to Board of Trustees Minutes, 58th Report, September 17, 1975, p. UC090).

Subject Index
Testing
Languages of Materials
English [eng]