ERIC Number: ED087739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
This is a report of the findings and recommendations of the Division of Instruction and Professional Development of the National Education Association (NEA) on testing. NEA called for a moratorium on standardized testing in 1972 and created the task force on testing, whose work is summarized in this report. After an introduction stating the problem, the document presents NEA resolutions and new business items on testing. Included in this are statements of task force beliefs, some of which are as follows a) some measurement and evaluation in education is necessary; b) certain measurement and evaluation tools are either invalid, unreliable, out of date, or unfair and should be withdrawn from use (sharply criticized were standardized achievement and intelligence tests as they affect bilingual/bicultural students; c) the training of those administering tests is inadequate, and schools of education, school systems, and testing industry must take this responsibility; d) there is overkill in the use of standardardized tests; and e) the National Teacher Examinations are an improper tool and must not be used for certification, selection, salary determination, tenure, dismissal, and similar matters. The document includes recommendations for immediate action and further study, "The Report of the Committee on Accountability to the NEA Representative Assembly July 1973" and a bibliography. (JA)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Guidelines, Professional Associations, Standardized Tests, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Testing
Instruction and Professional Development, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (No price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.