Are Standardized Tests Being Used Appropriately?

Description:
Standardized tests have traditionally been used to determine students' academic standing and grade level, rate school districts, set real estate prices, and even determine whether a teacher will be rehired. Are these appropriate uses for tests? Carol Hammond addresses questions and problems with standardized and high stakes testing, with specific reference to the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Additional topics include standardized tests' correlation to GPA and intended use, as well as helping students overcome test anxiety. 
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Publication Date:
2004
Author:
Carol H Hammond
Publisher:
Journal of Adventist Education
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD  20904-6600

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Language:
English
Resource Type:
Internet Resources; Serial Publications
Resource Objective:
Administration & Leadership; Assessment & Evaluation; Professional Development / Training
Level:
Grade 3-Grade 12
Audience:
Administrator / Leader, Teacher / Faculty
Religious Origin:
Seventh-day Adventist