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Standardized tests in education

William A. Mehrens

Standardized tests in education

by William A. Mehrens

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Educational tests and measurements.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam A. Mehrens, Irvin J. Lehmann.
    ContributionsLehmann, Irvin J., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLB3051 .M4653 1980
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 333 p. ;
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4422454M
    ISBN 100030508819
    LC Control Number79026918

    standardized tests as well). Gardner, on the other hand, is primarily defending standardized tests of intelligence, achievement or aptitude. Characteristics of test instruments, such as bias, item ambiguity, triviality and irrelevancy, are the focus of the attack of other critics. Banish Hoffman's (25 book is typical of this line of criticism. A standardized test is a test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or "standard", manner. Standardized tests are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent and are administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner.

      Standardized testing isn't everything: 2 books offer insight into the failings of education reform. By Koretz takes a comprehensive look at the use of standardized tests in education, which.   Though tests (especially standardized tests) may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word assessment, comprehensive assessment encompasses a wide range of methods for evaluating a child's social and emotional and academic abilities. As a parent, it's critical that you know about alternative types of classroom-based assessments, in addition to traditional tests and Author: Roberta Furger.

      For the last 16 years, American education has been trapped, stifled, strangled by standardized testing. Or, to be more precise, by federal and state legislators’ obsession with standardized testing.   At the most fundamental level, education policy shaped by standardized test scores is at odds with the deepest of all societal needs — human survival.


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The Test is an essential and critically acclaimed book for any parent confounded by our national obsession with standardized testing. It recounts the shocking history and tempestuous politics of testing and borrows strategies from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, and ancient philosophy to help children by: Standardized tests in education [Mehrens, William A] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Standardized tests in education. The ACT and the SAT Reasoning Test are the two most widely used standardized tests in the United States. SAT Reasoning, formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the Scholastic Assessment Test, was first introduced in by the Educational Testing Service.

Standardized Testing book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Part of the At Issue Education series, talks about the pros and cons /5.

The Case Against Standardized Testing Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, ) Our students are tested to an extent that is unprecedented in American history and unparalleled anywhere in the world. EAST LANSING, Mich. — America’s increasing reliance on standardized testing as a yardstick for educational success is a flawed policy that threatens to undermine the nation’s strengths of creativity and innovation, according to a provocative new book from a Michigan State University scholar.

A well designed standardized test provides an assessment of an individual’s mastery of a domain of knowledge or skill.” 5. The purpose of standardized testing is to assess a student’s knowledge base, in an academic domain, such as science or Size: KB.

Stop giving standardized tests that are inextricably tied to specific sets of books. At the very least, stop using test scores to evaluate teacher performance without providing the items each. PRO-ED Inc. is a leading publisher of standardized tests, books, curricular resources, and therapy materials.

PRO-ED Inc's products are used by professionals, parents, and students around the world. Standardized Testing in Schools familiarizes readers with the No Child Left Behind Act, the history of testing in schools, standards and scoring, test writing, and the effects of testing on.

Furthermore, arguments like Murray’s assume that standardized tests are good proxies for student learning, which oftentimes is not the case. According to Stanford University professor of education Linda Darling-Hammond, “The tests we use, particularly the state standardized tests, are extremely narrow.

For some international students, they may be unfamiliar with what is a standardized test. A standardized test is a test that is given to students in a very consistent manner; meaning that the questions on the test are all the same, the time given to each student is the same, and the way in which the test is scored is the same for all students.

There is a long tail here. Her short history of standardized tests goes from a psychologist measuring "the more elementary powers" on visitors to the Chicago World's Fair, to the Binet Scale IQ tests introduced in in France, to a series of chilling mental acuity tests that were grounded in eugenics.

Soon afterward, standardized testing blazed a trail in education, leaving behind it a wake of tired students and stressed educators. In the classroom, teachers were forced to “teach to the test” when their salary was put on the line, while students who thought in non-standard ways struggled to demonstrate their proficiency in a subject.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mehrens, William A. Standardized tests in education. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [] (OCoLC) The use of standardized tests, in fact, resulted in a narrowing of the curriculum so that there would be alignment between the test administered and the curriculum taught.

Students would learn less, but more would be able to reach required scores for promotion. This is, of course, the problem at the heart of the “teaches to the test” conundrum. Book puts standardized testing under microscope The author of several books and the lead digital education reporter for National Public Radio, Kamenetz began looking into the history of.

Education Week recently reported that some Republican Senate aides are doing more than dreaming — they're drafting a bill that would eliminate the federal mandate on standardized testing. For more than seventy-five years, standardized tests have been considered a vital tool for gauging students’ readiness for college.

However, few people—including students, parents, teachers, and policy makers—understand how tests like the SAT or ACT are used in admissions decisions. Standardized Tests Are Here to Stay. By now, there isn’t a U.S. household with school-age children that hasn’t experienced a standardized test, be it national assessments like the SAT-9, SAT, MAT-8, Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), or TerraNova Assessment Series (CTBS/5 and CA STAR), or state tests like the FCAT (Florida), TAKS (Texas), and MCAS (Massachusetts).

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How do schools use standardized tests? The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era has seen an unprecedented expansion of standardized testing and test misuse. Despite ample evidence of the flaws, biases and inaccuracies of standardized exams, NCLB and related state and federal policies, such as Race to the.Standardized testing is any testing which is given to large numbers of students under standard conditions and with standardized procedures.

Usually, they are multiple many schools administer a standardized achievement test to prepare for their state's annual NCLB : Jerry Webster.