ERIC Number: ED448407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Appropriate Reading Assessment: Are We on the Right Track?
This paper asks whether the current form of assessment is appropriate in measuring the growth of American students in the subject of reading. First, the paper examines the argument for standardized testing of skills as an appropriate form of assessment. It then points out that the people in support of this form of testing argue that these tests are a non-biased tool for assessing all students, while opponents think that students in low income or poverty-stricken areas are at a disadvantage when taking these tests. The paper discusses opinions on both sides of the argument. It concludes that a more balanced approach to assessment could be as successful as a balanced approach to instruction, and that taking elements of both forms of assessment and using them for positive change would get educators out of their educational rut. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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