ERIC Number: ED166217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Uses and Abuses of Standardized Testing.
Haag, Carl H.
Some uses of achievement tests to provide information for school administrators are described. Three systematic programs are described briefly: (1) a computer-based approach to management and planning designed to answer what is to be learned, how is it to be learned, and has it been learned; (2) a problem solving design for accountability that makes the school the unit of analysis; and (3) a statewide program designed to help classroom teachers, principals, and curriculum directors conduct systematic evaluations. The usefulness of standardized tests for determining how well educational objectives are being met is briefly considered. They are described as probably the most open, most consistent, least biased, cost-effective, and convenient ways of getting information. The importance of a measurement specialist to a school district is mentioned. Comments are made about the importance of using and sharing the information obtained from testing programs. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Summer Convention of the American Association of School Administrators (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1978)