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- U.S. History Continues To Stump Schoolchildren. // Educational Marketer;6/10/2002, Vol. 33 Issue 17, p5
Presents information on the results of the 2001 National Assessment of Educational Progress given to elementary students in the U.S. to assess the level of proficiency of children on U.S. history.
- "Will That Be on the Exam?" The Role of Testing in Teaching and Learning American History. Kornblith, Gary J.; Lasser, Carol // Journal of American History;Mar2004, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p1379
Examines the role of testing in teaching and learning U.S. history, including the history and impact of the College Board's Advanced Placement examination program.
- Beyond the bubble in history/social studies assessments. Breakstone, Joel; Smith, Mark; Wineburg, Sam // Phi Delta Kappan;Feb2013, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p53
The article discuses the Common Core State Standards in U.S. history and social studies education, arguing that assessments need to take account of students' ability to develop written historical arguments with the use of primary and secondary sources to test critical thinking skills. Topics...
- The war against testing. Murray, David W. // Commentary;Sep98, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p34
Opinion. Argues about standardized educational tests in the United States. Information on the educational vision of Thomas Jefferson; Number of students in the US who will take the tests in the US in 1998, which is prepared by the Educational Testing Service; Criticism against the standardized...
- Chapter 1 testing. Rotberg, Iris C. // Education Week;9/29/93, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p40
Opinion. Calls for the modification in the Chapter 1 testing requirements for improving the quality of education in poor communities. `Field of Dreams' argument; Problems and negative incentives arising from the proliferation of testing; `Authentic tests'; Uses of tests; Factors in the measure...
- States turn to a mix of tests in hopes of a clearer picture. Lawton, Millicent // Education Week;1/22/97, Vol. 16 Issue 17, p6
Reports on states which have changed their existing systems for gauging students' academic achievement. Abandonment by Vermont of its pioneering portfolio assessment system; Reappearance of multiple-choice items; Requirement for students in Massachusetts before they can graduate.
- Panel finds no tests comparable to ones Clinton espouses. Lawton, Millicent // Education Week;06/17/98, Vol. 17 Issue 40, p38
Reports that the administration of United States (US) President Bill Clinton attained support for a proposed voluntary reading and mathematics tests, from the National Research Council. Findings of the panel regarding standardized school tests used in the US; Comparison of various administered...
- Comparing measures of educational attainment in the CPS. Frazis, Harley; Ports, Michelle Harris // Monthly Labor Review;Sep95, Vol. 118 Issue 9, p40
Compares the responses on two education items in the Current Population Survey (CPS) of the United States to study the effectiveness of measurement of educational attainment of the items. Rates of inconsistent responses and classification errors in responses the education items; Correspondence...
- Using the learning environment inventory. Walberg, Herbert J.; Greenberg, Rebecca C. // Educational Leadership;May97, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p45
Reports on the Learning Environment Inventory, a scale used by educators to evaluate curriculums, instructional methods and programs for racial desegregation and violence prevention. Rating of classrooms by students; Relationship to academic excellence; Advantage of allowing students to share...