ERIC Number: ED177209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Standardized Achievement Testing Programs Viewed From the Perspective of a Non-Measurement Specialist.
Olejnik, Stephen F.
Despite a decade of debate, standardized achievement testing continues as one of the most controversial issues in education. This study sought the views of teachers, counselors, and principals, regarding the advantages and limitations of achievement testing programs. Responses to a questionnaire and informal discussions indicated positive attitudes toward testing, but little usage beyond the elementary school level. Results also indicated the educators were ill-prepared to interpret test scores, but were eager to learn. Finally, the need to increase student motivation and the difficulty of the reading level of examinations were cited as major concerns. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (San Francisco, California, April 9-11, 1979)