ERIC Number: ED452239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
The New Generation of Standardized Testing.
High-stakes testing is one of the hottest topics in education today. Although most states use some form of testing, fewer than half administer tests linked to state education standards and goals, often called criterion referenced tests. Fewer still use statewide tests with high stakes for both the students enrolled in the public schools and the public schools themselves. But in states that have adopted high-stakes testing, the results show that many students fail to meet basic, minimum standards for their grade level. This report includes tables of test results from the 19 states that test students in at least 3 grades. Of these states, 10 hold students to their standards by creating rewards or consequences for student or school failure. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests, Scores, Standardized Tests, Test Results, Test Use
Center for Education Reform, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 204, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-822-9000; Fax: 202-822-5077.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Reform, Washington, DC.