ERIC Number: ED247245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Regulation of Standardized Testing in Kentucky. Research Report No. 209.
Kentucky State General Assembly, Frankfort. Legislative Research Commission.
The Subcommittee on Truth in Testing of the Interim Joint Committee on Education was formed in response to Senate Resolution 43 of the 1982 Kentucky General Assembly. Its task was to study the questions regarding the effectiveness and equity of standardized testing, which has become an important part of the academic experience of public school children and a major factor in determining who is admitted to professional programs in such fields as medicine, dentistry, and law. The subcommittee was required to determine whether legislation regarding disclosure of test data was needed in Kentucky. The subcommittee heard testimony, both pro and con, over an eight-month period from test publishers and test sponsors, admissions officers, and representatives of the National Education Association and the Kentucky Education Association. On the basis of that testimony, summarized in the report, the subcommittee concluded that there was little support in Kentucky for disclosure legislation. Therefore, none was recommended. Disclosure legislation from California, New York, and New Jersey is appended. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State General Assembly, Frankfort. Legislative Research Commission.
Identifiers: California; Kentucky; New Jersey; New York; Test Disclosure
Note: Appendix A contains small print.