ERIC Number: ED314876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Gauging Student Performance. A Position Paper.
New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
Testing and assessment have become extremely important components of the educational program. The purpose of this position paper is to provide factual and policy-related information that may be of use to school boards as they design or improve their districts' testing and assessment policies. It is the New York State policy that school boards should have a written testing policy. Current issues surrounding the use of standardized tests are as follows: (1) the impact on instruction of overreliance on standardized testing; (2) the psychological and social implications of overreliance on standardized testing; (3) misinterpretation of test results; (4) improving tests and testing; and (5) testing and assessment at the state and national levels. The booklet is prefaced by a summary of recommendations, and a sample testing program policy statement is appended. (41 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York