ERIC Number: ED175921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
New York's "Truth-in-Testing" Bill: A Cost Benefit Issue.
Lott, Winsor A.
A bill introduced in the New York State Legislature on April 26, 1979, would require that all tests used for postsecondary or professional school admissions become "public records" after they have been administered. The New York State Education Department is opposed to this bill because it would greatly increase the cost of test development and reduce the quality of the tests. In addition, test equating procedures may be adversely affected. As a result, New York State residents would be required to pay higher examination fees and may be faced with abbreviated testing schedules. These consequences are of particular concern because six tests affected by the bill are used by the New York State Education Department as the bases for awarding scholarships and fellowships. The paper concludes that the cost of "open testing" outweighs the benefits. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: La Valle Bill; New York; New York State Education Department; Test Security; Truth in Testing Legislation
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Consortium on Testing (Arlington, Virginia, May, 1979)