ERIC Number: ED318574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assesssing Tests: What Do Teachers Need To Know?
Horm-Wingerd, Diane M.
This paper provides an overview of standardized tests and a summary of important psychometric and test construction properties that educators must consider when they make critical evaluations of standardized tests. Sections of the paper concern: (1) basic characteristics of standardized tests; (2) differences between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests; (3) reliability and validity; (4) the importance of reliability and validity; and (5) sources of additional information. Guidelines for appropriate test selection and use are included. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A portion of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Anaheim, CA, November 10-13, 1988).