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- Testing Leaders, Publishers Offer 'Best Practices' Guide. Gewertz, Catherine // Education Week;8/11/2010, Vol. 29 Issue 37, p14
The article discusses a best practices manual about statewide educational testing that was created by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Association of Test Publishers.
- Tests, Independence and Whole Language. Cutting, Brian // Teaching Pre K-8;May91, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p64
Argues against standardized tests in schools and offers an alternative. Assertion that tests don't free learners but that they constrain learning to what test developers believe is important; Dismal cycle children can be caught in; Suggestions for an alternative to standardized tests.
- Testing-Costs Essay Overlooked Other Costs. Silver, Sheldon // Education Week;11/2/2011, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p22
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "The Truth About Testing Costs," by Bill Tucker in the October 12, 2011 issue.
- Education. ROWAN, TIMOTHY // America;3/7/1925, Vol. 32 Issue 21, p502
The author comments on the element of chance or luck in every standardized test in the U.S. Also, the article mentions that semi-annual examinations in some European universities are being carried out orally to save time for both the students and the professors. The author describes how...
- Kansas Drops Out Of Testing Group. GEWERTZ, CATHERINE // Education Week;1/8/2014, Vol. 33 Issue 15, p4
The article announces that Kansas's state school board has agreed to withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing group and to use U.S. Common Core State Standards tests designed by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas.
- Standardized Tests Deficient, English Teachers Assert. Bridgman, Anne // Education Week;12/4/1985, Vol. 5 Issue 14, p4
The article focuses on the comment of English teachers about the issue of standardized testing in the U.S. The teachers indicate that the tests fail to measure student's knowledge over a period of time, there are limitations to what can be measured on paper-and-pencil test, that labeling of...
- Computerized Adaptive Testing: Effective Measurement
for All Students. Clark, Linda // T H E Journal;May2004, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p14
Considers computerized adaptive tests as one reason for the success of the Meridian School District in Idaho. Advantages of computerized tests over traditional standardized tests; Information on the state test, the Idaho Standards Achievement Test developed by Portland, Oregon-based Northwest...
- testing like you teach: the inclusion of effective literacy strategies in the design of unit assessments. Whitehead, David // English in Aotearoa;Jul2005, Issue 56, p3
Discusses effective literacy strategies in designing unit assessments. Disadvantages of administering standardized tests; Analysis of summative and content focused unit assessments; Significance of using effective literacy strategies in designing unit assessments for teachers and students.
- The new SAT, A to Z. Fiske, Edward B.; Hammond, Bruce G. // U.S. News & World Report;9/1/2003, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p74
Examines the changes made to the SAT I and the PSAT college-board examinations. Addition of a new essay writing section; Changes made to the math section; Critics' thoughts that the SAT is too much like an IQ test and less of a test of what students are actually learning in high school.