ERIC Number: ED152825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings. The National Conference on Testing: Major Issues. November 17 & 18, 1977.
Bossone, Richard M., Ed.; Weiner, Max, Ed.
Educational testing and its uses have come under increasing criticism as they are used more and more for decision making--to determine student tracking assignments, college admission, personnel selection, and licensing policies. The papers from this conference, which discussed the major issues in testing, include: (1) Testing: A Parent's Point of View; (2) Must Educators be Lawyers Too?; (3) Legal Implications of Intelligence and Competency Testing; (4) Alternatives to Quotas; (5) Critical Concerns in the Testing of Minorities: Time for initiatives; (6) Testing Minority Children: Why, How, and with What Effects?; (7) Why Standardized Tests Fail the Accountability Test; (8) Testing; Teacher Unions and Professional Responsibility; (9) Testing and Teacher Unions; (10) Testing Uses and Misuses in Education as Related to Minimal Competency Testing; (11) On the Uses and Misuses of Standardized Tests in Education; and (12) Use and Abuse of Tests in Education. The summarizing speaker suggested that tests are here to stay, and raised the following issues which have not yet been resolved: suitable additional methods of evaluation; governance of testing programs; innate group differences affecting test scores; determination of cutting scores; fair tests for all populations; and open admissions policies. (GDC)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Accountability, Achievement Tests, College Admission, Conference Reports, Educational Legislation, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence Tests, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Minimum Competency Testing, Minority Groups, Nature Nurture Controversy, Parent Attitudes, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Quotas, Standardized Tests, Teacher Associations, Teacher Responsibility, Test Bias, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Test Validity, Testing Problems, Unions
CUNY Research Foundation, Dr. Richard M. Bossone, Center for Advanced Study in Education, Graduate School of CUNY, 33 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.