ERIC Number: ED242410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Panel Presentation on Assessment.
Futrell, Mary Hatwood
Testing includes all the things teachers do to assess the learning progress of their students and to diagnose their learning difficulties. Most teachers can develop whatever tools they need to assess student progress, but, if teachers are to test rigorously and frequently, they must be given adequate time to evaluate students individually, adequate resources to assess student progress fairly, and the support of specialists to help diagnose particularly complex student learning disabilities. External evaluations are of little help; testing and assessment processes must be an integral part of the curriculum and instructional process. In addition to testing to improve classroom instruction, testing has other legitimate purposes, such as providing information to policy makers, parents, and the news media. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Forum on Excellence in Education (Indianapolis, IN, December 6-8, 1983).