ERIC Number: ED455263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Test Bashing Series.
Phelps, Richard P.
This document consists of 14 articles which appeared in the electronic news bulletin, "EducationNews.org," and which were part of a series on "Test Bashing," a discussion of the use of standardized tests that focuses on controversies surrounding the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and test score improvements in Texas. The articles are: (1) "The 'Washington Post' Advocates State Student Testing Programs, But Not in Texas. Test Bashing Texas, Part 1"; (2) "The Research Sez...Standardized Tests Are Horrible and Terrible. Test Bashing Texas, Part 2"; (3) "The Education Press's Cop-Out on Student Testing. Test Bashing, Part 3"; (4) "That 'Backlash' That Testing Opponents So Desperately Crave. Test Bashing, Part 4"; (5) "More on Texas Testing and School Reform. Test Bashing, Part 5"; (6) "The Education Press's Cop-Out on Testing (continued). Test Bashing, Part 6"; (7) "The Unfortunate Bias of the Education Writers' Association. Test Bashing, Part 7"; (8) "Walt Haney's Texas Obsession, Part 1: SAT Scores. Test Bashing, Part 8"; (9) "Walt Haney's Texas Obsession, Part 2: NAEP Scores. Test Bashing, Part 9"; (10) "Walt Haney's Texas Obsession, Part 3: Texas as a Pariah State. Test Bashing, Part 10"; (11) "Walt Haney's Obsession, Part 4: Dreams of Dropouts. Test Bashing, Part 11"; (12) "Education Week's Anti-Testing Bias: It May Start at the Top. Test Bashing, Part 12"; (13) "The Sad End of Objectivity at the Education Commission of the States. Test Bashing, Part 13"; and (14) "The 'New' Rand Report: Of Course, It's Biased and Contrived, and You're Surprised? Test Bashing, Part 14." (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Test Results, Test Use, Test Wiseness, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills