ERIC Number: ED469376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing the Right Testing Option in PLATO Courseware. PLATO Technical Paper.
There are a number of issues to consider in choosing tests, including alignment of tests and standards, the integration of tests with curriculum and instruction, the quality of the tests, and a clear definition of the purpose of the test. To address the various needs reflected by these issues, PLATO Learning, Inc., offers two curriculum-wide testing systems: NetSchools Orion GATE and PLATO (registered) LINK. For practice in preparation for high-stakes tests, PLATO Learning offers the Simulated Tests in mathematics, reading, and writing. To support needs for placement, progress control, and cumulative testing when using PLATO (registered) courseware, PLATO Learning offers the FASTRACK and Skills Inventory systems, module mastery tests, and course-level assessments. Each of these systems has different characteristics and is designed to serve different needs. Choosing among them involves answering 12 key questions about testing needs, which are provided in this document. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: PLATO Learning, Inc., Bloomington, MN.