ERIC Number: ED196934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Parent's Guide to Testing in the Schools.
Stiggins, Richard J.
This booklet is written in non-technical language and focuses on educational testing issues currently of interest to parents. Some of the questions parents commonly ask about tests are identified and answered. Questions include: (1) What are tests and why are they used?; (2) How are they used?; (3) How many different kinds of tests are there?; (4) What do different test scores mean?; (5) Are tests really sensitive to differences in students' cultural backgrounds?; (6) How can you tell if a test is a good test?; (7) Can parents help their children prepare for tests?; (8) What can parents do to help the child who is extremely nervous about tests?; (9) Can parents help their children deal with test scores?; and (10) What questions and issues should I raise with my child's teacher and principal regarding tests? A short bibliography of suggested readings for parents is included. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nero and Associates, Inc., Portland, OR.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see TM 810 047-048 and TM 810 050.