ERIC Number: ED120732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Reviews of Selected Published Tests in English.
Grommon, Alfred H., Ed.; And Others
This publication is an outgrowth of the concern expressed by the National Council of Teachers of English regarding the nature, uses, and misuses of standardized tests, specifically the validity of the subject-matter content of standardized English tests and the relation of the overall purposes of a school's total English program to standardized test results covering only a small segment of the subject. Part 1 of the book offers a context for current teaching that is somewhat larger than that represented by an individual teacher's experiences with standardized tests or by a review of a particular test. Part 2 contains 58 reviews representing evaluations of 51 different tests (excluding tests of reading skills). Part 3 summarizes some of the problems in educational accounting and suggests specific things that teachers can do. Contributors are: Alfred H. Grommon, Walter Loban, Walter A. Jenkins, J. N. Hook, Richard Braddock, and Alan C. Purves. (JM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Acquisition, Literature, Standardized Tests, Test Reliability, Test Reviews, Test Selection, Test Validity, Testing, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.