ERIC Number: ED314427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Students To Take Standardized Achievement Tests. ERIC Digest.
Mehrens, William A.
A discussion of appropriate ways of preparing students to take standardized tests is presented for school administrators. The point at which preparation practices move beyond the ethical depends on the inferences one wishes to draw from test scores. Inferences drawn from test scores are general in nature and will be inaccurate if instruction is limited to the actual objectives sampled in the test or, worse yet, to the actual questions on the test. Appropriate activities include teaching students general test-taking skills that would help students answer questions correctly if they have mastered the objectives. These skills are relatively easy to teach and should not take much instructional time. (SLD)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.