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ERIC Number: ED354260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1's Part in the Juggernaut of Standardized Testing.
Shepard, Lorrie A.
The place for standardized testing in Chapter 1 evaluation is discussed. There is substantial evidence available on the negative effects of high-stakes standardized testing, and there is a clear link between Chapter 1 requirements and the amount of testing in most school districts. Standardized testing is usually used to identify eligible students, evaluate the Chapter 1 program, and hold individual schools accountable. It is argued that each of these purposes can be served better by other means. Alternative assessments are needed for Chapter 1 use, but any such assessments must be removed from the tyranny of normal curve equivalent gains. Any system that is devised should be subjected to its own cost-benefit evaluation to determine the costs and side effects of program improvement monitoring. Five overhead projection figures used in the presentation are included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988