Georgia vs. Harcourt: Round 2 of Scoring Bout
- States Face Limited Choices in Assessment Market. Boser, Ulrich // Education Week;03/08/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p1
Focuses on Harcourt Educational Measurement, a testing company based in the United States. Contract of Harcourt for an assessment program in Massachusetts; Overview of the school testing and assessment market; Errors in scoring systems of testing companies.
- 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...
- National test are unnecessary and harmful. Neill, Monty // Educational Leadership;Mar1998, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p45
Argues against US President Bill Clinton's proposal for national examinations in mathematics and reading submitted to the US Congress given the inequities and educational dangers associated with the proposed tests. Existence of information on American students performance; Use of standardized...
- Educational tests worth keeping. Kean, Michael H. // Christian Science Monitor;6/22/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 148, p21
Argues that educational tests perform an important role in education in the United States and should be retained.