ERIC Number: ED117197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Standardized Testing for Teachers and Administrators.
Joselyn, E. Gary
Most problems with tests have to do with their use, misuse, or lack of use. Test scores can be of value to teachers who know how and how not to use them. The purpose of this booklet is to provide a brief overview of standardized testing and to explain some of the commonly used terminology. Topics discussed include: teacher-made and standardized tests, uses of standardized test results, types of standardized tests, test validity, scores and norms, derived scores (percentile ranks, grade equivalent, stanines), working with student profiles, and aptitude test scores. The bibliography is confined to a few readable sources which emphasize the understanding and use of tests in more detail. (RC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Aptitude Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Norms, Scores, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Teachers, Test Interpretation, Test Validity
Educational Records Bureau, Framingham, Mass. ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Records Bureau, Framingham, MA.