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ERIC Number: ED108259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Emphasis: Use and Misuse of Standardized Testing.
Knudson, Richard L., Ed.
The English Record, v26 n2 Entire Issue Spring 1975
Because of the active interest of English teachers in standardized tests and the increased use of such tests to measure student performance, the emphasis section of this issue of "The English Record" contains articles addressing this subject from several perspectives. A report of a survey on standardized testing in New York State sets the scene, demonstrating that English teachers feel a need for test information, and pointing up the necessity for educating the general public in the proper use of test scores. The articles that follow define terms used in testing and discuss the issues. Questions are raised about some of the tests in wide use throughout the state of New York, and several articles offer alternatives to traditional ways of evaluating reading and writing. The emphasis section concludes with a recent sources bibliography on measuring growth in English. The general articles contained in this issue discuss the heterogeneous grouping of high school students, the various uses of the cloze technique in the teaching of English as a second language, Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," the development of a competency-based English curriculum in kindergarten through grade twelve, and the advantages of using improvisation in the English class. (RB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Measurement Instruments, Objective Tests, Reading Instruction, Standardized Tests
Alan Nelson, Executive Secretary, Union College, Humanities Center, Schenectady, New York 12308 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.
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