ERIC Number: ED214943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Options in Education: Takes Listeners to the Core of the Issues. Standardized Testing, Parts 1-6, Program Nos. 280-285.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
The transcript of a six-part National Public Radio broadcast on standardized testing is presented. The first part focuses on the reasons tests are administered; these reasons are discussed by proponents and opponents of testing. Part Two contains a discussion of the possible bias of tests, and their validity. The third part discusses the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), students' experiences in taking the SAT, and students' attitudes toward the scores. Most of the fourth part is concerned with coaching for tests and the implications of coaching for test interpretation. The fifth part discusses the need for more openness in standardized testing, and the proposed test disclosure legislation. The final part of the program criticizes the use of standardized tests and advocates the use of alternative means of student assessment. (BW)
Publication Type: Creative Works; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Educational Testing Service; National Public Radio; Scholastic Aptitude Test; Truth in Testing Legislation