ERIC Number: ED228277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Achievement Testing.
Baker, Eva L.
This booklet is intended to help school personnel, parents, students, and members of the community understand concepts and research relating to achievement testing in public schools. The paper's sections include: (1) test use with direct effects on students (test of certification, selection, and placement); (2) test use with indirect effects on students (making judgments concerning the quality of an instructional program or the teaching staff, or to validate the worth of a curriculum or specific practices); (3) criterion-referenced tests (tests that provide an estimate or approximation of how much a student knows about a subject); (4) technical features of tests (test validity, setting standards, test reliability, and test bias); (5) test use (principles to guide school use of tests); and (6) activism and testing (a strategy to help teachers, school administrators, and parents question information not conveyed in common lanugage). (PN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.