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ERIC Number: ED040020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 10
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The Fallacies of Testing.
Farr, Roger
Three major points covered by this report are (1) What are the demands for reading assessment and how have the demands increased?; (2) How adequately do present standardized reading tests meet these demands?; and (3) What possible approaches exist for developing assessment procedures which meet these demands? An extreme interest in finding out how well students are reading exists within the educational profession and general public, the author states. Standardized tests are being used extensively to determine the students' reading levels, but almost all of those tests examined showed they are neither able nor designed to meet the demands of the decision situations in which they are often being used. In addition, many situations exist in which the results of these standardized reading tests are being misused and misinterpreted. The author concludes with four basic approaches which he believes may be considered to develop assessment procedures that meet the demands for accurate measurement of reading achievement. (NH)
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Note: Paper presented to the Conference on Reading and the National Interest, Bloomington, Ind., Mar. 22-24, 1970