ERIC Number: ED327567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-7
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on Testing/Assessment/Evaluation To Improve Learning in Our Schools. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives. One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document provides statements presented at the oversight hearing on testing and assessment evaluation to improve learning in the nation's schools. Walter Haney summarizes the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy's recent report, which concluded that while well-designed and responsibly used assessment is an important source of information, there is too much national reliance on imperfect and unfair measures. Burton W. Faldet, on behalf of the Association of American Publishers, discusses test use and the importance of improving test quality. Walter E. Faithorn, Jr., representing Friends of Education, highlights the group's misgivings about test use and the misuse of standardized testing. Ramsay Selden, of the State Education Assessment Center of the Council of Chief State School Officers, indicates that better testing practices are within reach. Much of the discussion subsequent to these statements centers on the connections among test publishers, textbook publishers, and the construction of tests. Additional prepared statements, letters, and supplemental materials are included from the following persons and agencies: (1) the American Federation of Teachers; (2) the American Psychological Association; (3) the Council for Basic Education; (4) Christopher T. Cross, Office of Educational Research and Improvement; (5) Frederick H. Dietrich, the College Board; (6) Emerson J. Elliot, National Center for Education Statistics; (7) Matthew G. Martinez, Representative from California; (8) Monty Neill, National Center for Fair and Open Testing; and (9) Daniele G. Rodamar, American University. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Government, National Surveys, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Problems, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Note: Serial No. 101-111.