ERIC Number: ED263588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Testing in the English Language Arts: Uses and Abuses. A Collection of Articles.
Beard, John D., Ed.; McNabb, Scott E., Ed.
Intended for teachers, this collection of articles on testing in the English language arts contains the following titles: "What Do Test Scores 'Really' Mean in Educational Policy?" by George F. Madaus; "Testing and Literacy: A Contradiction in Terms?" by Marilyn Wilson; "Throwing in the TOWL," by Mary Jane Curry; "Taking the Authority Figure Out of the Language of Testing," by Petey Young; "Implications of Parent, Teacher, and Student Perspectives on the Value of School Tests," by Sheila Fitzgerald; "Sergeant Friday Meets the Taxonomy: We Need More than Just the Facts Ma'am," by James M. Brewbaker; "Large Scale Writing Assessment: An Instructional Message," by Charles R. Chew; "Self-Assessment and the Mastery of Writing," by Edgar H. Thompson; and "Trends and Issues in the Use and Misuse of Oral Language Proficiency Testing for Bilingual Program Planning," by Josefina V. Tinajero. The appendix contains a literacy statement on testing and assessment by the Michigan Association of Speech Communication, the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, and the Michigan Reading Association. (EL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Arts, Literacy, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Test Bias, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Results, Test Theory, Testing, Testing Problems, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
Michigan Council of Teachers of English, P.O. Box 892, Rochester, MI 48063 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of English.