- Testing...testing. Daniel, Douglass K. // Boys' Life;May96, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p64
Presents tips on preparing for standardized tests. Determination of mind's capability to learn; Ranking of score with those of other students; Ineffectiveness of cramming; Dependence on habits developed during schooling; Studying of test instructions; Time management during the examinations.
- High stakes: Test truths or consequences. Manzo, Kathleen Kenned; Hoff, David J. // Education Week;10/22/97, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p1
Focuses on the proposed attachment of consequences to individual performance on state achievement tests in the United States. Intensified efforts on teaching state curriculum; Debate on the potential effect of the test assessment on students' academic futures; Restrictions proposed concerning...
- Get out your pencils. Howard, Lucy; Cerio, Gregory // Newsweek;4/4/1994, Vol. 123 Issue 14, p8
Offers an 8th-grade sample question from national achievement tests approved last week by Congress for the 40 million United States school kids. Why the kids may really miss multiple choice; Includes a top-rated student answer.
- Study of gender bias in S.A.T. prompts debate. Viadero, Debra // Education Week;5/3/95, Vol. 14 Issue 32, p12
Evaluates the gender bias in the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). Educational Testing Service's claim that gender differences in the scores were small; Changes in the SAT to reflect changing classroom practice; Women's difficulty in solving problems in math.
- Education's Bleak House. Sacks, Peter // Education Week;10/24/2001, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p56
Comments on the debate on the school achievement test in the United States. Doubts on the accuracy of the test to predict collegiate success; Comparison of the debate with a part of the fiction 'Bleak House,' by Charles Dickens; Attempts to remove the test.
- SAT Mean Verbal and Math Scores of College-Bound Seniors, 1989-99. // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2000, p253
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- More kids' grades ride on a portfolio of work. Clayton, Mark // Christian Science Monitor;11/4/97, Vol. 89 Issue 238, p12
Reports on the use of student portfolios in schools in the United States as a gauge of where they are as students and where they should be. States including Vermont, Kentucky, New Mexico and Michigan which are using portfolios as a central means of judging achievement; Concerns that portfolio...
- No Hyperlinks To Test Success. Bourge, Christian // Insight on the News;9/30/2002, Vol. 18 Issue 36, p28
Points that the success of the U.S. government to connect public schools to the Internet did not translate into an increase in student achievement on standardized tests. Studies on classroom Internet deployment; Arguments of those who supported the program of connecting public schools to the...
- Assessment apathy. Popham, W. James // Education Week;05/12/99, Vol. 18 Issue 35, p32
Comments on educators' indifference to the misuse of standardized achievement tests in the United States. Reasons behind the misuse of standardized tests; Why standardized tests are inappropriate indicators of school quality; Adverse consequences; Remedies to the problem.