ERIC Number: ED141399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Abuses of Standardized Testing. Fastback Series No. 92.
The author takes the position that standardized tests, as presently developed and marketed, do have potentially positive uses. However, these advantages are outweighed by the tests' deleterious effects on children and programs. Standardized tests refer to published, norm referenced, achievement and intelligence tests which contain specific instructions for administration. This discussion includes a historical background of standardized testing, an explanation of the tests themselves, a proposed moratorium on testing and suggested alternatives to standardized testing. A bibliography is appended. (MV)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Alternative Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, History, Intelligence Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Objective Tests, Political Issues, Scores, Socioeconomic Influences, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Test Validity, Testing Problems
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (1-9 copies: for members, $0.60 ea., for nonmembers, $0.75 ea., discounts on larger quantities)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
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